PUBLISHED:July 11, 2016

Clinic Students for Fall 2016: SAVE THE DATE – August 25 – An Evening with Bryan Stevenson at DPAC

Students enrolled in the Duke Law Clinics for the Fall 2016 semester have a special invitation to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) to hear a talk by Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a public interest law center in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a highly acclaimed public interest lawyer who has devoted his legal career to helping the poor, and to fighting racial and economic injustices in our criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson and his colleagues have won the freedom of over 115 wrongly incarcerated prisoners on death row and have successfully argued several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Miller v. Alabama, in which the Court held that mandatory life without parole for children 17 or younger was unconstitutional. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur “Genius Grant,” the National Medal of Liberty from the ACLU, the Olaf Palme Prize for international human rights and the Scales of Justice award from Equal Justice Works, among many others. His book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and was named by Time magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014. His TED talk, We need to talk about injustice, is one of the most watched TED talks, with more than 3 million views. 

We are thrilled that we have secured an invitation for Fall 2016 clinic students to Mr. Stevenson’s talk at DPAC on August 25th at 7:00 pm. There also will be a kick-off social event for clinic students immediately prior to Mr. Stevenson’s talk at a location TBD.  Further information will be provided directly to enrolled students.