May 28 at 8:30 am to May 30 at 5 pm
(please arrange your flghts to be there for the start and finish - the room block is available the day before and after)
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:
Mary K. Poirier