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Mark George, QC, gives a talk on the death penalty in the USA

US prison cell

Tuesday 13 November 2012, 5.15PM to 19:15

Speaker(s): Mark George, QC

He will discuss key issues in capital cases, including race, poverty, poor lawyering, mental retardation, and factual innocence, and will explore the politics and economics of a decision to seek the death penalty. He will also look at the crucial role of jury selection and the importance of making a thorough investigation of the client's background to avoid a death sentence. Moreover, he will talk about the work of AMICUS which provides assistance to lawyers seeking justice for those on death row.

Mark George is a senior criminal defence practitioner at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester. He assisted attorneys in Texas with the preparation of a capital case in 1998. He has also written Amicus Briefs for the Supreme Court, including on for the recent issue to Life Without Parole for Juveniles.

Images: Amicus

Location: LMB/037, Law and Management Building, Heslington East Campus, University of York