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Making a Defense Attorney: Jerry Buting '81

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For criminal defense attorney Jerry Buting ’81, being prepared for the unexpected turns of a trial is part of his day-to-day life. But no amount of research and planning could prepare him for the turn his life would take when he was featured in the popular Netflix 10-part documentary, “Making a Murderer,” in December.

It was his experience with the law school’s clinical program that had the biggest impact on him personally and professionally. “I was able to work with real clients on a string of cases in several counties—Orange, Wake and Durham,” says Buting. “It was great exposure.”

 

 


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