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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Clarence Darrow/ David Baldus Death Penalty College

Start Date: 5/28/2020 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 5/30/2020 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: The University of Iowa College of Law

130 Byington Rd
Iowa City, IA  United States  52242

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: please use email

We postponing this event or providing this training online.
More details will be posted in mid April.

The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in downtown Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located in the heart of the campus.

Participants spend the week working on their own pending cases as well as learning from some of the most prestigious capital defense trainers 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 phases.
Small group sessions are designed to provide constructive feedback and encouragement while also brainstorming the case and doing actual case preparation for the capital trial. These sessions are followed by lectures and demonstrations for smaller groups or plenary sessions for all participants. Evenings are primarily unscheduled, allowing participants to explore all that Iowa City has to offer.

See the current version of the schedule here.  Subject to change.

New this year Preconference - Intellectual Disability: The Essentials on May 26-27.   Click here to register for both events at a discount price

The program is held in honor of the late Professor David Baldus, whose thorough, groundbreaking capital punishment research significantly impacted the death penalty defense community and legal community as a whole. Professor Baldus is best known for “the Baldus study,” cited by the United States Supreme Court in McCleskey v. Kemp, although his research extends far beyond.
Pricing includes lunch each day
Early Bird pricing  before March 2
Members - $650
Non Members - $700
Between March 3 - May 1
Members - $700
Non Members - $750
After  May  2
Members - $750
Non Members - $800

There is a $100 discount for every registration from an organization after the first 3. 
We have a room block at $94 (plus taxes and fees) including breakfast at the Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown

Invited Faculty include:
Cessie Alfonso
Jennifer Friedman
Emily Hughes
Lori James-Townes

Dan King
Andrea Lyon
Tony Moss

Amy Nguyen
Mary K. Poirier

Cynthia Roseberry
Cyndy Short
Jeff Sherr

Dani Waller
Betsy Wilson  
Juliet Yackel

Lorinda Youngcourt

NOTE: As of today, NAPD is going forward with all conferences scheduled after May 1, 2020.  However, NAPD, like all of your organizations, is monitoring the situation thoughtfully, knowing that there is much we do not know and cannot know. We will keep you updated if we make adjustments to our events calendar. You can access our cancellation policy HERE

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/15/2020 12:00 PM

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