Conference on the death penalty: Legal and moral issues


A conference on "The Death Penalty: Legal and Moral Issues," will be held this Saturday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. Sponsored by Fairfield University's Legal Studies Program and Humanities Institute, the Conference is open to the public. There is no fee for admission.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Hugo Bedau, of Tufts University, one of the leading ethicists in the country, who has written extensively on capital punishment.

The speakers on two panels are John Connelly, Esq., state's attorney for the judicial district of Waterbury; Karen Goodrow, Esq., Assistant Public Defender, Capital Defense and Trial Services Unit; Peter Weiss, Esq., Center for Constitutional Rights; Robert Feldman, Esq., of the Innocence Project; Ed Gubbins, Department of Corrections; Larry Bostrom, with the group Survivors of Homicide; and Elizabeth Vila Rogan, Esq., a consultant with the Public Defender's office.

The speakers will address a wide range of issues, including the role of race and racism, international human rights, and the impact of capital crimes on the families of the victims.

For more information, call Professor Joy Gordon at (203) 254-4000,ext. 2852.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 5, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 181