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Valena Beety, J.D.

Professor of Law & Director of the West Virginia Innocence Project

Valena Elizabeth Beety is a Professor of Law and Founding Director of the West Virginia Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law. She represented WVU as a Big XII Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas School of Law in Fall 2013. Beety’s scholarship and teaching interests include criminal procedure, causes of wrongful conviction, prisons and policing. Her experience as a federal prosecutor and litigating innocence cases in Mississippi and West Virginia shape her interest in criminal justice, from investigation through incarceration.