Professor Angela Davis to Speak on Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor
On Thursday, March 13, 2008 from noon to 1 p.m. in Bannan 142, Professor Angela Davis will speak on Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor. This event is co-sponsored with the Ethnic Studies Program, Public Interest and Social Justice Coalition, BLSA, and Women and Law
Angela J. Davis is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on racism in the criminal justice system and prosecutorial power. Professor Davis previously served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition. Professor Davis is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Professor Davis is the author of ARBITRARY JUSTICE: THE POWER OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (Oxford University Press 2007). She is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School.
A book signing will be held immediately following the lecture.