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On Wednesday, September 12, the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project and IIT Chicago-Kent will present a discussion about the future of the death penalty and why lawyers are essential to ensuring justice for death row prisoners. The program is eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE credit and is co-hosted by the Chicago-Kent Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS).

The Death Penalty Representation Project: Panel Discussions and Reception
Co-sponsored with the American Bar Association
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 
2:00-4:45 p.m., Reception to follow
Eligible for 1.25 hours of IL MCLE credit

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Illinois Senator Kwame Raoul
  • Connecticut Senator Terry Gerratana
  • Nate Fields (death row prisoner exoneree)
  • Shari Silberstein, Equal Justice USA
  • Robin Maher, ABA Death Penalty Representation Project
  • Marc Kadish, Mayer Brown



2:00-3:15 p.m.
Panel 1: On the Path Toward Abolition of the Death Penalty in the U.S.?
Panelists will discuss recent successful efforts to abolish the death penalty in Illinois and Connecticut and the prospects of future abolition efforts in the US. Q & A to follow.

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Ensuring Fairness and Due Process for Death Row Prisoners
Panelists will discuss the crisis of counsel and other problems with administration of the death penalty and explain how lawyers, including civil law firm lawyers, can help ensure fairness and due process for those on death row. Q & A to follow.

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Chicago-Kent Alumni Association
Date & Location
Date: 9/12/2012
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661