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Rosenthal Lecture Scholars to Discuss Capital Punishment

Theodore Eisenberg and Sheri Lynn Johnson, both professors of law at Cornell University, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture series September 14-16.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in Room 140 in the Arthur Rubloff Building at Northwestern Law, 375 East Chicago Ave.

Eisenberg and Johnson are each esteemed law scholars and have made notable contributions in their respective fields.

Johnson, who is currently the assistant director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project, also teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Capital Punishment Clinic, which presently represents inmates on death rows in six counties across the United States.

Eisenberg, a groundbreaking scholar in the areas of bankruptcy, civil rights, and the death penalty, currently teaches bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, constitutional law and federal income taxation and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Julius Rosenthal Foundation was established in 1919 in memory of Julius Rosenthal (1827-1905), an eminent and beloved member of the Chicago Bar. One of the principal programs supported by the foundation is the Rosenthal Lecture Series, which has assumed a preeminent position among distinguished lecture programs in the legal world. Publication of the lectures has made a notable contribution to legal literature and scholarship for more than 70 years.


Posted: September 14, 2010