Thursday, November 5, 2009

Confronting/Imagining Legal Justice & Injustice: at Harvard tomorrow

Tomorrow at Harvard:
9:30 AM
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138

This day-long conference will bring together authors from two recent books co-edited by Professors Charles Ogletree and Austin Sarat. Please join us as we discuss the various ways we confront the law’s failures as well as imagine a nation without capital punishment.

9:30 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Professor Austin Sarat, Amherst College
Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School

10:00 AM - When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice
Professor Douglas Berman, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Professor Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California
Professor Linda Meyer, Quinnipiac University School of Law
Discussant: Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch and Keynote
Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights

1:45 PM - The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment
Professor Simon Cole, University of California at Irvine
Professor Deborah Denno, Fordham University School of Law
Professor Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago
Professor Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College
Discussant: Professor Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School

3:45 - 4:00 PM - Closing Discussion: Austin Sarat and Charles Ogletree

Co-sponsored by: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Amherst College’s Charles Hamilton Houston Forum on Law and Social Justice, NYU Press.

(I will be in town only long enough for my panel, so apologies to readers and Boston-area friends -- there will be no time for anything else.)