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Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and codirector of the Capital Punishment Center.

Jordan Steiker analyzes Supreme Court’s decision in McQuiggin v. Perkins for SCOTUSBlog

Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law and codirector of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Center, has written an analysis of the Supreme Court’s opinion in McQuiggin v. Perkins, which was published May 28, 2013.


Capital Punishment Center to host symposium on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty,” March 22–23, 2013

On March 22–23, 2013, the Capital Punishment Center at the University of Texas School of Law will sponsor a symposium on “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty.” Presentations will explore the possible connections between two current and much-discussed criminal justice phenomena: the United States’s disproportionately high rate of incarceration and its status as the only Western democracy that retains the death penalty.


Sister Helen Prejean to speak about the death penalty in the United States, October 11, 2012

Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Congregation of Joseph and author of the book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, will discuss the death penalty on October 11, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Professor Jordan Steiker

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Professor Jordan Steiker about his work representing clients in capital cases.


Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law

Professor Jordan Steiker in The New Republic discusses Governor Perry’s role in administering the Texas death penalty

Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and codirector of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Center, has cowritten (with his sister, Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School) an article in The New Republic, “Don’t Blame Perry for Texas’s Execution Addiction. He Doesn’t Have Much to Do With It,” on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s role in administering capital punishment in Texas.