November 21, 2019

The Troy Davis Case: Executing the Innocent?

Notre Dame, IN

The Notre Dame ACS Student Chapter will be co-sponsoring with the Notre Dame Exoneration Project and the Klau Center for Civil & Human Rights to examine the case of Troy Davis. On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an African American man, was executed for the murder of a white police officer despite compelling evidence of his innocence. Davis maintained his innocence until his execution, his last words including a plea for mercy to those about to take his life.

The case received worldwide attention, resulted in over five rounds of appeals, and renewed discussion regarding the one of the greatest threats the United States faces by our continued use of the death penalty: erroneously executing the innocent.

Join us to hear Troy Davis’s story from the personal perspective of attorney Jay Ewart of Arnold & Porter, who lead the final effort to save his life.

Lunch will be served following the talk.

Co-sponsors include: The American Civil Liberties Union, The National Lawyer's Guild, The Black Law Student Association, The Hispanic Law Student Association, The Future Prosecuting Attorneys' Counsel and The Federalist Society.