December 16, 2011

Advance Notice

Troy Davis' lawyer to speak at alumni series

Jay Ewart '03L and Kay Levine, criminal justice expert at the Emory School of Law, will discuss the Georgia death penalty case of Troy Davis in "A Matter of Life or Death" at the Miller-Ward Alumni House on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Ewart, who took on Davis' case pro bono fresh out of law school at Emory, will recount the complexities of the controversial trial.

"This program is a rare educational opportunity for the Emory community," says Leslie Wingate, senior director at the Emory Alumni Association (EAA). "Attendees will hear first-hand what it was like for Ewart to represent Troy Davis and to become the only attorney who was asked to witness his execution."

Tickets for this program are $15, and can be purchased online. There is no charge for Emory students, and a reduced rate is available for young alumni. The evening will include a networking reception and Q&A following the program.

This event is part of the EAA's ongoing Faculty Within Your Reach series, and is held in conjunction with Emory Law, Emory Criminal Law Society and the Emeritus College.

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