Widener Law program to focus on death penalty
Public Relations - Published: April 18, 2012
CapitalPunishmentRace PunsihsmentCLE400PX“Issues of Race and Innocence in Capital Punishment” will take center stage when the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware teams up with Widener Law’s student ACLU organization for a program that examines these important topics.

The event Friday, April 20 will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom of the Main Law Building at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del. It will feature two panel presentations. The first will examine race and capital punishment; the second will look at innocence and the death penalty.

The program’s speakers represent a number of legal and academic organizations and they have backgrounds in the research, policy and legal representation aspects of the issues. View a full list of speakers here.

The media is invited and encouraged to attend and cover the event.

Delaware and Pennsylvania attorneys who attend will be eligible for 3.5 continuing legal education credits. The program is also approved in Pennsylvania for criminal procedure rule 801 – capital counsel CLE.

The cost for those who attend for credit is $60 or $50 for Widener Law alumni, and includes program materials. Members of the public may attend at a cost of $20.