Gideon's Army - A Special Screening (presented by the Criminal Justice Society and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy)
Doors/refreshments at 5 p.m.Remarks by Dean Moran & Movie at 5:30 p.m.Q&A after the movie with Professor Ingrid EaglyGideon's Army was an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.Gideon's Army follows the personal stories of three young public defenders who are part of Gideon's Promise, a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. They struggle against long hours, low pay, and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make "justice for all" a reality?
Co-sponsored by The Critical Race Studies Program, ACS, BLSA, and La Raza