The Right to Counsel in Death Penalty Cases

October 8, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law
Sponsored by: American Constitution Society, co-sponsored by the ACLU

On October 8th at 12:00pm in Room 275, Stephen Bright will present "The Right to Counsel in Death Penalty Cases." Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the American Constitution Society and co-sponsored by the
ACLU.

Stephen B. Bright is president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and teaches at Yale and Georgetown Law School. Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writing include capital punishment, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and judicial independence. His work with SCHR has been the subject of a documentary film, Finding for Life in the Death Belt, (EM Productions 2005), and two books, Proximity to Death by William McFeely (Norton 1999) and Finding Life on Death Row by Kayta Lezin (Northeastern University Press 1999). He received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.