The event celebrates the release of Professor Monroe Freedman’s new book, How Can You Represent Those People?
Free and open to the public.
The book, a collection of essays, addresses what is commonly known among those in criminal defense as "The Question": "How can you represent those people?" — that is, guilty criminals who have committed acts of violence or depravity. There are no right answers to The Question or related questions. Each lawyer has his or her own reasons for doing the work.
This book is the first collection of answers to The Question ever assembled. The contributors are some of the most experienced and thoughtful criminal defense lawyers and teachers in the country — old and young, male and female, white and black. They explain simply and powerfully why they represent "those people."
Barbara Babcock, Stanford Law School
Paul Butler, Georgetown University Law Center
Tucker Carrington, The University of Mississippi School of Law
Angela J. Davis, American University Washington College of Law
Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
Vida Johnson, Georgetown University Law Center
Joseph Margulies, Northwestern University School of Law
William R. Montross, Jr., Southern Center for Human Rights
Ann M. Roan, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
David A. Singleton, Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Abbe Smith, Georgetown University Law Center
Robin Steinberg, The Bronx Defenders
Michael E. Tigar, Duke Law School
Bickel & Brewer
Gottlieb & Gordon
Maurice A. Deane