Race to Execution Symposium

There will be a Race to Execution Symposium October 23-25 at DePaul University Law School in Chicgo. It is free and open to the public but advance registration is advised.

In the last 25 years, the number of people on Death Row in the United States has risen sevenfold. More than half of those individuals are minorities. Racial disparities among inmates on Death Row raise serious questions about the fairness of the American system of capital punishment.

The Race to Execution Symposium at DePaul University College of Law will examine the role that race plays in the administration of the death penalty. This symposium will bring together an influential and diverse group of lawyers, educators, public officials and authors to explore-both pragmatically and academically-the impact of race on the American system of capital punishment and how it ought to be addressed.

The speaker roster is top notch. If you are a member of the media or a professional in the criminal justice system, we hightly recommend the program.

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