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Law School Looks at Crises in Indigent Criminal Defense

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The Fordham University School of Law hosted a panel, Crises in Indigent Criminal Defense: National and New York Perspectives and Recommendations for Change, on Thursday, September 14   at the Law School. The panel, moderated by Deborah Denno, J.D., Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham, included participants Paul Marcus, National Right to Counsel Committee and Haynes Professor of Law, College of William and Mary; Jonathan Gradess, executive director, New York State Defender Association; Lisa Schreibersdorf, executive director, Brooklyn Defenders; and Seymour W. James, Jr., attorney-in-charge of the criminal practice of The Legal Aid Society in New York City. The event was sponsored by the Public Interest Resource Center, Stein Scholars Program, and Drug Policy Reform Project of Fordham Law School.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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