WHAT: Symposium: The Death Penalty and Mental Illness
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005
WHERE: Walter Slowinski Courtroom
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Rd. NE
DETAILS: The Catholic University of America Law Review will hold a symposium to discuss
death row inmates with mental illness and other mental disabilities. It is estimated that five to 10 percent of those sentenced to death have a serious mental illness. As those numbers have grown over the past three decades, so have concerns and disagreements about executing death row inmates with known mental disabilities and illnesses. Recent specific cases will be considered.
Richard Bonnie, director, University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry
and Public Policy
Richard Dieter, executive director, the Death Penalty Information Center
William F. Fox Jr., dean and professor, CUA Columbus School of Law
Ronald Honberg, director of legal affairs, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D., New York University School of Medicine,
Christopher Slobogin, professor of law, affiliate professor of psychiatry,
University of Florida
Ronald Tabak, co-chair, ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities,
Death Penalty Committee
SPONSOR: The Catholic University of America Law Review
MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Tom Haederle in the Columbus School of Law at 202-319-5438.
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