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2004-2005 Catholic Lawyer's Program: Catholics and the Death Penalty: Lawyers, Jurors & Judges


The three-part series on Catholics & the Death Penalty: Lawyers, Jurors & Judges was offered in collaboration with the Death Penalty Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York, and the St. John's University Journal of Catholic Legal Studies.

The series concluded with a lecture by Sr. Helen Prejean, on the occasion of the Fordham University Theatre Department's presentation of Tim Robbin's adaptation of Dead Man Walking.

Publication: 44 Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, number 2 (2005)

Magazine article: Amy Uelmen, A Look at the Death Penalty, 36 Living City 24-26 (Nov. 1997) (w. Fr. M. Mulvey). Download PDF.

Catholic Judges & the Death Penalty (March 2005)

Conversation with:
Honorable Guido Calabresi, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Former Dean of Yale Law School

Reading:
John H. Garvey & Amy V. Conley, Catholic Judges in Capital Cases, 81 Marquette L. Rev. 303-350 (1998) (Symposium: Religion and the Judicial Process: Legal, Ethical and Empirical Dimension)

Catholic Jurors & the Death Penalty (October 2005)

Conversation with:
Professor Gerald F. Uelmen, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Reading:
John H. Mansfield, Peremptory Challenges to Jurors Based Upon or Affecting Religion, 34 Seton Hall L. Rev. 435 (2004)
Theodore Eisenberg, Stephen P. Garvey & Martin T. Wells, The Deadly Paradox of Capital Jurors, 74 S. Cal. L. Rev. 371 (2001)
Brian Galle, Free Exercise Rights to Capital Jurors, 101 Colum. L. Rev. 569 (2001) (student note)

Catholic Lawyers & the Death Penalty (September 2004)

Conversation with:
Charles J. Hynes, Esq., Kings County District Attorney
Kevin M. Doyle, Esq., New York Capital Defender
Art Cody, Esq., Wilkie Farr & Gallagher

Reading:
United States Catholic Bishops, Statements by the Holy Father on the Death Penalty & The Death Penalty and the Catechism
Avery Cardinal Dulles, The Death Penalty: A Right to Life Issue (Lawrence J. McGinley Lecture at Fordham University, October 17, 2000)
Kevin M. Doyle, A Catholic Lawyer's View on the Death Penalty, 29 St. Mary's L.J. (1998)
Richard W. Garnett, Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty, 17 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 541 (2003)
Samuel J. Levine, Capital Punishment and Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, 9 William & Mary Bill of Rights J. 179 (2000)