• Nov 6, 2009

Confronting Legal Injustice/Imagining Legal Justice

  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  • Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

This day-long conference will bring together authors from two recent books co-edited by Professors Charles Ogletree and Austin Sarat. Please join us as we discuss the various ways we confront the law’s failures as well as imagine a nation without capital punishment.

9:30 AM – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Professor Austin Sarat, Amherst College
  • Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School

10:00 AM – When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice

  • Professor Douglas Berman, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Professor Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California
  • Professor Linda Meyer, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Discussant: Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School

12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch and Keynote

  • Stephen Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights

1:45 PM – The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment

  • Professor Simon Cole, University of California at Irvine
  • Professor Deborah Denno, Fordham University School of Law
  • Professor Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago
  • Professor Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College
  • Discussant: Professor Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School

3:45 – 4:00 PM – Closing Discussion: Austin Sarat and Charles Ogletree

Co-sponsored by: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Amherst College’s Charles Hamilton Houston Forum on Law and Social Justice, NYU Press


NYU Press – When Law Fails
NYU Press – The Road To Abolition?