[PAST EVENT] Atkins v. Virginia A Dozen Years Later: A Report Card

March 14, 2014
8am - 2pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Join us for an exciting symposium that will discuss and evaluate the development of the law from Atkins v. Virginia, where the Supreme Court took the position that the execution of mentally disabled persons was a violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. {{https://forms.wm.edu/manage/questionsummary/14158, Please RSVP.}}

Our esteemed participants include: Mark E. Olive, counsel for the appellant in Atkins v. Virginia; Professor John Blume, Director of Cornell Law School's Death Penalty Project who has argued many capital cases; Professor Paul Marcus, an expert on criminal law from W&M Law School; Professor Sherri Lynn Johnson, Assistant Director of Cornell Law School's Death Penalty Project and supervising attorney for the post-conviction litigation and capital trial clinics; Professor Christopher Slobogin, an expert in the interplay of psychology and the law; Professor Jordan Steiker, Director of the Capital Punishment Center at the University of Texas School of Law; Dr. Marc Tasse, licensed psychologist and Director of the Ohio State University Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Professor Scott Sundby, a leading researcher for the Capital Jury Project and author of A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty.