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U of M Law School's Journal of Law and Inequality hosts symposium on death penalty reform

Contacts: Britt Johnson, Law School symposium editor,
Cynthia Huff, Law School,, (612) 625-6691
Preston Smith, University News Service,, (612) 625-0552

October 28, 2011

The University of Minnesota Law School’s journal, "Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice," in association with the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, will host a symposium, “Perspectives on the Death Penalty: Comparative Solutions from the Classroom to the Courtroom,” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Room 25, Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

The symposium will focus on practical methods for reforming the death penalty. The keynote address, “Changing Efforts to Reform American Capital Punishment: An Historical Perspective,” will be delivered by Jordan Steiker, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Additional speakers include Jin Hee Lee, assistant counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; professor Judith Ritter, Widener Law School and co-counsel for Mumia Abu Jamal; professor Andrea Lyon, DePaul University College of Law; Steven Wells, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney; and Jeffrey J. Keyes, U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Minnesota.

The symposium is free for University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff. For attendees not affiliated with the university, the cost is $25, payable at the door or online at the symposium website:

A reception will immediately follow the symposium. Attendees are eligible for 4.75 general CLE credits and one elimination of bias credit.

For more information, contact one of the symposium editors: Britt Johnson (’12) (, Peter Stiteler (’12) ( or Feras Sleiman (’12) (

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