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The Federal Death Penalty
5/31/2007 12:00 PM - 5/31/2007 1:00 PM

Please join Dorsey & Whitney LLP and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights’ Death Penalty Project
for our bi-monthly lunchtime speaker series:

The Federal Death Penalty

presented by

Stephen J. Cribari

Thursday, May 31, 2007
12:00-1:00 P.M.


Dorsey & Whitney
Seattle Room, 15th Floor
50 South 6th Street
 Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professor Cribari will discuss “tweaking death: how, and why, the Supreme Court balances the power to execute.”  His talk will include reflections on federal review of death penalty cases arising out of state criminal charges.  Professor Cribari will also draw on his own experiences defending capital cases in federal court.  This lecture is a brown bag lunch.  Beverages will be provided.  Application will be made for one CLE credit.

Speaker biography

Stephen J. Cribari is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.  A former Federal Public Defender who has twice argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Professor Cribari teaches evidence, physical evidence/expert testimony, and criminal law.  He is the Reporter for the Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is on the faculty of ATF’s National Firearms Examiner Academy, and is a member of NIJ’s Technical Working Group on Digital Evidence in the courtroom.  Professor Cribari designed, and has conducted, the moot court component of the FBI Computer Analysis Response Team’s examiner qualification training program.  In 2003, he was recognized by the FBI for outstanding public service.  Professor Cribari received his J.D. from Catholic University (1980), and is the first American layman to have received a Pontifical degree in Canon Law (J.C.L., 1977).  He has taught Canon Law at Catholic University and is a former tribunal judge for the Military Archdiocese.  He received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University.  Professor Cribari is also a published playwright and poet. 

Please R.S.V.P. to Rosalyn Park at The Advocates for Human Rights by Wednesday, May 29, 2007. Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 • Email: [email protected]