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25th Annual Rauh Lecture: Stephen Bright on Race & Poverty in the Criminal Courts
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When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:00 pm
Where: UDC Law Moot Court Room (518)
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States

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25th Annual Joseph L. Rauh Jr. Lecture


"Race & Poverty in the Criminal Courts:
The Death Penalty, Debtors’ Prisons, Mass
Incarceration and Other Injustices"

Stephen B. Bright

by Stephen B. Bright

Interviewed by Wade Henderson


6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
Moot Court Room
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008


With brief welcomes and introductions
by UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick,
DC School of Law Foundation Chair, B. Michael Rauh,
and UDC President Ronald Mason


Wade Henderson, Shelley Broderick, Michael Rauh, and Ronald Mason

Above, from left, Wade Henderson, Dean Shelley Broderick, B. Michael Rauh, and UDC President Ronald Mason


Free of charge.

Reception to follow.


About Stephen B. Bright

Stephen B. Bright has tried capital cases before juries in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, and argued and won four capital cases before the Supreme Court. He spent 35 years with the Southern Center for Human Rights, first as director and then as president and senior counsel. He is now Professor of Practice at the Georgia State College of Law and teaches at the law schools at Yale and Georgetown. Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writing include capital punishment, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and sentencing. He received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998. The Daily Law Report, Georgia's legal newspaper, named him “Newsmaker of the Year” in 2003 for his contribution to bringing about creation of a public defender system in Georgia, and “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 for his success in the Supreme Court and pursuit of justice. His curriculum vitae and publications are available at

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