Darrow Baldus Defense College
June 6-10, 2016
The Clarence Darrow Death Penalty College in honor of David Baldus is an annual week-long training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators. Participants spend the week not only working on their own pending cases, but learning from some of the best capital defense team members in the country. Each day, participants engage in various learning activities, including small group sessions, lectures, role playing, and strategy demonstrations for guilt/innocence and penalty phase. The program is moving from Chicago to Iowa this year and is being held in honor of the late Professor David Baldus, whose pioneering and thorough death penalty research had a great impact on the death penalty defense community. Professor Baldus is perhaps best known for “the Baldus study,” cited by the United States Supreme Court in McCleskey v. Kemp, and his work extends far beyond.
Complete details about the program are available on the Darrow Baldus Defense College Web Page.