Monday, March 15, 2010

Criminal Law Socety Presents Program on Death Penalty

Touro Law Center's Criminal Law Society is sponsoring what promises to be a very unusual program on the death penalty. It will take place on Wednesday, March 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at law school in Central Islip, N.Y.

At 6:30 p.m., they will screen the award-winning documentary "ROBERT BLECKER WANTS ME DEAD." This film -- which is riveting and disturbing at the same time -- is about the relationship between New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker, a very thoughtful advocate of the death penalty, and a death row inmate in Tennessee who murdered his four children. The film is an extremely powerful statement of both sides of the issue.

At the end of the documentary, Prof. Blecker will speak -- and defend his position. His talk is entitled, "WHO SHOULD DIE, AND WHY." Ample audience discussion and Q & A will follow.

This will be a very memorable evening. All law professors, law students, lawyers, judges and members of the public are invited. Admission is free. For further information, contact

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