Students are invited to a lunch presentation with Michael L. Perlin

Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed: Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty

Wednesday, January 27 ~ 12:00 p.m.
Jacob/Classroom E

Students are invited to a lunch presentation with Michael L. Perlin, an internationally-recognized expert on mental health law.

Please RSVP to facsec@law.stetson.edu by Monday, January 25

An internationally-recognized expert on mental health law, Michael L. Perlin has devoted his career to championing legal rights for people with mental disabilities.  Professor Perlin is a prolific author of 23 books and 300 scholarly articles on all aspects of mental disability law.

His talk will focus on the extent to which prosecutorial misconduct has contaminated the entire death penalty process, especially in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities, a misconduct that is largely hidden and ignored. It demonstrates how some prosecutors purposely (and with impunity) flaunt the canons of ethics in the prosecution of defendants with mental disabilities in death penalty cases, and then offers some modest solutions to (at least, partially) cure this problem.

If you are interested in Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Defense, the death penalty or issues related to clients with mental disabilities, you should attend this talk.   Lunch will be served.   RSVPs are required.  Please spread the word.