The Max M. Shapiro Lecture featuring Bryan Stevenson

George Sherman Union Ballroom
Monday, February 12, 2018 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

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BRYAN STEVENSON is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest Bryan-Stevensonlawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. Mr. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release for over 115 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row. Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge the legacy of racial inequality in America, including major projects to educate communities about slavery, lynching and racial segregation. Mr. Stevenson is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. He is also the author of Just Mercy, which was named one of TIME Magazine‘s 10 Best Books of nonfiction for 2014.

All professors, law students, graduate students, undergraduates, alumni and the general public are welcome to attend the lecture. If you require disability accommodations in order to attend this event, please contact us at

Copies of ‘Just Mercy’ will be available for purchase.