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Capital Defense Lawyering and Practice A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Capital Punishment Clinic at UT School of Law

Eidman Courtroom, UT Law School
November 13, 2008 12:30 to 5:15 p.m.

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Symposium Program

12:30–12:45 Welcome and Introduction of Stephen B. Bright
Dean Larry Sager and Honorable Charlie Baird, District Judge, Travis County
12:45–1:30 “Death Without Justice: Technicalities and Bad Lawyers”
Stephen B. Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights
1:30–1:45 “Importance of Quality Legal Representation”
Honorable Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1:45–2:00 “Impact of Capital Punishment Clinic”
Richard Burr, The Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project
2:00–3:30 Panel: Clinic Alumni in the World
Moderator: Raoul Schonemann, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Susan Casey, Victim Outreach Specialist
  • Diana Holt, Law Office of Diana Holt
  • Walter Long, Law Office of Walter Long
  • Danalynn Recer, Gulf Region Advocacy Center
  • Anne Harden Tindall, WilmerHale
3:30–3:45 Break
3:45–5:15 Panel: Twenty Years of Capital Litigation in Texas
Moderator: Rob Owen, Capital Punishment Center at UT Law
  • David Dow, University of Houston Law Center, Texas Defender Service
  • Jim Marcus, Capital Punishment Clinic, Capital Habeas Resource Counsel for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  • Maurie Levin, Capital Punishment Clinic, Texas Defender Service
  • Jordan Steiker, Capital Punishment Center at UT Law
  • Mandy Welch, Capital Habeas Resource Counsel for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Presented by: Capital Punishment Center
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

For more information please contact Eden Harrington at eharrington@law.utexas.edu, 512.232.7068.