Death Penalty Topic of Law School Panel Discussion

Lexington, VA • Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Three criminal law scholars will discuss and debate death penalty issues at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 25, from 4:30 -5:45 pm in Classroom A of the Law School.  This event is open to the public.

The discussion will focus primarily on the influence of contemporary culture on the Supreme Court’s death penalty rulings. Panelists will also address the impact of international views about the death penalty on the death penalty debate in the United States and explore the persistence of racial and economic disparities in the application of the death penalty.

Panelists include:

The discussion will be moderated by Professor David Bruck, Director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington and Lee.

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