Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, professor of clinical law at New York University and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, speaks on political rights under the U.S. Constitution. This is the final lecture of the four-part series.
This four-part lecture series curated by Sam Haselby, Visiting Professor, and co-sponsored by the Leonard and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Program, the New School Writing Program, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts aims to deepen public understanding and raise critical awareness of this charter document of the United States by bringing three of the country's leading scholars of law, history, and literature and one of America's outstanding human rights activists to address the topic of the Constitution in Crisis.
Sam Haselby is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the New York Historical Society and an Assistant Professor at Eugene Lang College's Department of History.
Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of EJI and Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law, has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice.
Bryan Stevenson, NYU Professor of Clinical Law and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, discusses the seemingly inherent racial bias to the administration of capital punishment in the United States.