Bookfest: Celebrating Jordan Steiker’s Newest Publication

steiker-bookfestThe law school is taking an afternoon this week to celebrate Prof. Jordan Steiker, along with his sister and co-author, Harvard Law School Prof. Carol Steiker, and their new book, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment.

A gala barbeque lunch (with veggie options) will be held this Friday, with special guests David Sklansky, of Stanford Law School, and Tracey Meares, of Yale Law School, offering commentary on the book.  That will be followed by an early afternoon public panel looking closely at the years of research that went into the book and the ways in which the nation’s discourse on capital punishment, both in the mainstream consciousness and in the courts, has evolved in that time. The panel will take place in the law school’s Eidman Courtroom, and will feature the great legal journalist and New Yorker contributor, Lincoln Caplan, and distinguished attorney, Richard Burr.

The day’s schedule is:

Friday, February 10

11:30 am  – 1 pm – Faculty Colloquium Luncheon Panel, Sheffield Massey Room (faulty only)
Commentators: Tracey Meares, Yale Law & David Sklansky, Stanford Law
2 – 3:30 pm – Public Panel, Eidman Courtroom, “The Making and Significance of Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Speakers: Lincoln Caplan, Yale Law, and Richard Burr, Burr & Welsh
Respondents: Carol Steiker, Harvard Law &Jordan Steiker, Texas Law
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Reception in honor of Carol & Jordan Steiker, Eidman Pavilion