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May 14, 2007

Press contacts: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu, or David Weiser, ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter, 512-322-0600.

Professors Rob Owen and Jordan Steiker to Discuss Recent U.S. Supreme Court Victories, May 17

AUSTIN, Texas—Rob Owen and Jordan Steiker, law professors at The University of Texas at Austin, will present “Winning Death Penalty Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court” at a noon luncheon sponsored by the Austin Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on Thursday, May 17.

Professors Owen and Steiker will discuss their recent victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, leading to the reversal of Texas death sentences. Owen and Steiker co-direct the Capital Punishment Center which includes the Capital Punishment Clinic at UT Law.

The program will begin at 12 p.m. at Habana Calle 6 at 709 E. 6th St. in Austin. Lunch will cost $13 a person and $8 for students. CLE credit will be available. Please RSVP for the luncheon by going to http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/lawyer/austin/rsvp or by calling David Weiser, ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter, at 512-322-0600

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals.

Related Links:

Professor Rob Owen:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/owenrc/

Professor Jordan Steiker:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/jsteiker/

Capital Punishment Clinic:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/clinics/capital/

School of Law Capital Punishment Clinic Wins Three Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2007/042507_clinic.html