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Petros to discuss myths, misconceptions that lead to wrongful convictions in United States

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro and Nancy Petro, co-authors of False Justice — Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent, will speak as the spring lecturers in The University of Toledo College of Law’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

The free, public event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Law Center Auditorium.

Jim and Nancy Petro

The Petros will discuss False Justice and their work to outline a pattern of myths and misconceptions that they believe permeate most American beliefs about the legal system. False Justice tracks the development of DNA testing over the last decade and uses detailed case studies to examine both the legal and political intricacies that have made the new science a controversial addition to traditional law enforcement procedures.

The couple was recognized for their work on False Justice with a 2011 Constitutional Commentary Award at Georgetown University School of Law.

Having served previously as auditor of the state of Ohio and as its attorney general, Jim Petro was appointed chancellor of the University System of Ohio in 2011. An attorney for 38 years, he is a graduate of Denison University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

A graduate of Denison University, Nancy Petro’s career has focused on communications and business management. She is vice chair of theOhio State University Hospital Board, trustee of Ohio Right to Life, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Longer bios are available at

More information, including full-length reviews, testimonials and links to articles about False Justice, is available at

For more information contact Rachel Phipps, assistant to the dean for communications in the UT College of Law, at 419.530.2628 or


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