The book, American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton, won multiple prizes in the categories of history, law, multiculturalism, and social change. In this program, retired judge, author, and filmmaker, Lise Pearlman, will screen a clip of her documentary film in progress about one of the most impactful trials in American history. She will be joined by Hon. Lowel Jensen (ret.), the prosecutor in the State of California’s death penalty case against Black Panther Huey P. Newton, and Professor Margalynne Armstrong for a lively discussion of the case that forever changed jury selection in American courts and highlighted the power of diversity to create a credible justice system. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
5:30pm – 6:00pm Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm Program
7:00pm – 8:00pm Reception
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and Public Service at Santa Clara Law, Northern California Innocence Project, the Criminal Law Society at Santa Clara Law, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Santa Clara University, the California Minority Counsel Program.