The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and
Jamie Raskin, Professor of Constitutional Law, American University
Andrea D. Lyon (Antioch School of Law, 1976)
Author of "Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer"
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Building 39, Room 201
Washington, DC 20008
At the Van Ness—UDC station on the Red Line. This event is free and open to the public.
Andrea Lyon is Professor of Law, DePaul University, and nationally recognized death penalty expert.
Copies of Angel of Death Row: My Life As a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer will be available for purchase, and Ms. Lyon will sign books. A wine reception will precede Ms. Lyon’s talk.
This trail-blazing attorney pioneered unconventional ways to defend clients against society’s ultimate punishment. Nineteen times, Ms. Lyon has argued to save a convicted murderer’s life, and 19 times she has succeeded.
Come to hear her answer to the perennial question, "How can you defend these people?”
Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer is the harrowing memoir of the first woman in the United States to head a death penalty defense team.
Published January 5 by Kaplan Publishing.
"Riveting stories” - Kirkus Reviews
"Reads like a thriller with real life-or-death consequences” - Bookselling This Week
"…timely, important, and a page-turner to the end.” - Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
"…must reading for anyone who wants to see how the capital punishment system really dysfunctions…” - Ronald J. Tabak, Chair, Death Penalty Committee of the American Bar Association