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Race & Poverty in the Criminal Courts: The Death Penalty, Debtors’ Prisons, Mass Incarceration and Other Injustices
November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
On Wednesday, November 29, the 25th Annual Joe Rauh Lecture will feature Stephen B. Bright, who will be interviewed by Wade Henderson on “Race & Poverty in the Criminal Courts: The Death Penalty, Debtors’ Prisons, Mass Incarceration and Other Injustices.” The event is free, but please register HERE.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00 pm at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Moot Court Room, 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
With brief welcomes and introductions by UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick, DC School of Law Foundation Chair, B. Michael Rauh, and UDC President Ronald Mason
Above, from left, Wade Henderson, Dean Shelley Broderick, B. Michael Rauh, and UDC President Ronald Mason
Free of charge.
Reception to follow.
About Stephen B. Bright
Stephen B. Bright has tried capital cases before juries in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, and argued and won four capital cases before the Supreme Court. He spent 35 years with the Southern Center for Human Rights, first as director and then as president and senior counsel. He is now Professor of Practice at the Georgia State College of Law and teaches at the law schools at Yale and Georgetown. Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writing include capital punishment, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and sentencing. He received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998. The Daily Law Report, Georgia’s legal newspaper, named him “Newsmaker of the Year” in 2003 for his contribution to bringing about creation of a public defender system in Georgia, and “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 for his success in the Supreme Court and pursuit of justice. His curriculum vitae and publications are available at law.yale.edu/stephen-b-