Screening of "Gideon's Army" and Discussion with Director/Producer Dawn Porter
February 10, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The award-winning documentary, "Gideon's Army" will be screened at Stanford Law School, followed by a discussion with the director/producer, Dawn Porter (a former corporate lawyer) and Stanford Law School professor Ron Tyler, who directs the Criminal Defense Clinic and is a former federal defender. GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.
Co-sponsored by the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School, Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Criminal Defense Clinic, American Constitution Society, Stanford Criminal Law Society, Stanford Black Law Students Association, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford Black Pre-Law Society, and Stanford Pre-Law Society.
A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP.