Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NEW! Mildred F. Sawyer Library Speaker Series Presents:

Perspectives on a Modern American Death Penalty
A Discussion with Jeffrey Pokorak,
Suffolk University Vice-Provost and Professor of Law

Mildred F. Sawyer Library welcomes you to our very first Speaker Series event, featuring your Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Curriculum, Jeffrey Pokorak! We hope you will join us to discuss capital punishment in the USA with Professor Pokorak.

Professor Pokorak has been involved in many efforts to combat unjust application of the death penalty. He worked as Senior Staff Attorney at the Texas Resource Center, an organization dedicated to representation of indigents on death row in their post-conviction appeals. He has been a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Defenders Services, a non-profit organization that provides legal services to death sentenced inmates, as well as training and assistance to attorneys representing those charged with capital crimes. Additionally, he has moderated victim forums in the death penalty context, and continues research in the areas of race and prosecutorial discretion and victims' access to equal justice in the criminal law system.

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