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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lynching and the Death Penalty Symposium: Friday and Saturday March 23-24 in Austin

This Friday and Saturday March 23-24 in Austin there will be a symposium examining lynching and the death penalty.

The Lynching and the Death Penalty symposium begins with a keynote address by Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, titled "Lynching, Racial History and Death Penalty Disqualification." This two-day symposium explores the historical link between lynching and the death penalty and the enduring role of lynching and race discrimination in contemporary capital litigation.

Location: Connally Center for Justice (CCJ), Eidman Courtroom 2.306
Admission: Free and open to the public; advance registration recommended
URL: http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/capitalpunishment/lynching.html

Symposium Information:
Symposium registration and general contact:

The conference is free, but space is limited. To register for the conference and for additional information, contact Rachel Sidopulos, Center Administrator, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, at rsidopulos@law.utexas.edu, (512) 232-6277 (phone).

 

Sponsored by:

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Presented by:

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Student Organization Sponsors:
The American Journal of Criminal Law
Chicano/Hispanic Law Students' Association
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society

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