“Latinos and the Death Penalty” Conference

Panel One (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.): Latinos, Discrimination, and the Death Penalty: An Historical, Political and Cultural Perspective Moderator: Jordan Steiker, University of Texas School of Law; Panelists: Richard Ainslie, Professor, Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas; William Carrigan, Professor of History, Rowan University; David Leal, University of Texas at Austin Government Department; Maurie Levin, Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Attorney; Lorena Estrada-Martinez, Assistant Professor of Urban Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Panel Two (1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.): Litigating Capital Cases with Latino Clients: Distinctive Issues in Plea Bargaining, Mitigation Development, Jury Selection, and Trial Strategy Moderator: Elisabeth Semel, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Panelists: Stephen K. Harper, Florida International University School of Law; Dr. Antonio Puente, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington & Clinical Neuropsychologist; Susan Berk-Seligson, Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Vanderbilt University; Naomi Terr, Texas Defender Service/Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program.

Panel Three (3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.): Litigating Capital Cases with Latino nonNational Clients: Investigation Outside American Borders, Litigating International Treaty Claims, and other Challenges/Opportunities Moderator: Ariel Dulitzky, University of Texas School of Law; Panelists: Sandra Babcock, Cornell Law School; Greg Kuykendall, Director, Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program; Alicia Amezcua-Rodriguez, Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Attorney /Mitigation specialist; Victor Uribe, Head of the Legal Affairs Section, Embassy of Mexico.

Saturday, April 11

(All panels in Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law)

Breakfast (8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) Eidman Courtroom Reception Area.

Panel Four (Saturday, 9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.): Latinos and the Death Penalty: Emerging Agenda for Future Scholarship and Empirical Study Moderator: Carol Steiker, Harvard Law School; Panelists: Catherine Grosso, Michigan State Law School; Sheri Johnson, Cornell Law School, Sherod Thaxton, UCLA School of Law

The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic, Cornell Death Penalty Project and University of Texas Capital Punishment Center symposium on “Latinos and the Death Penalty” brings together experts from a variety of fields (law, sociology, criminology, psychology, linguistics, history, and international relations) to illuminate a relatively unexplored aspect of the American death penalty. Co-sponsored with the Capital Punishment Center.

Event series: Conference