Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Embracing a certain quotient of racial bias and discrimination against the poor is an inexorable aspect of supporting capital punishment. This is an immoral condition that makes rejecting the death penalty on moral grounds not only defensible but necessary for those who refuse to accept unequal or unjust administration of punishment."
"Close to Death: Reflections on Race and Capital Punishment in America," Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case, 2004
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, 1995-present
Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law, 1998-present
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Doctor Honoris Causa, Georgetown University Law School
Lecturer, Harvard School of Law
Lecturer, Yale School of Law
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law
Recipient, Olof Palme Prize, 2000
Recipient, Gleitsman Foundation Citizen Activist Award, 2000
Recipient, Public Interest Lawyer of the Year, National Association of Public Interest Lawyers
Executive Director, Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center, 1989-1995
Recipient, Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice, 1993
Recipient, National Medal of Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union, 1991
Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights, 1987-1989