Scheck said that too often, people focus on the victory of setting free someone.
"The focus should be on how they got in [jail], not what got them out," he said.
Scheck ended the night by challenging his audience to get out and join the "Innocence Project." The education they will receive in helping end injustice is more rewarding than anything they can imagine, he said.
"Avoid the dot-coms, avoid the easy route of investment banks," Scheck told the half-full Ames Courtroom. "You're going to do a lot better by going out and looking at these cases."