On Tuesday 1st November Mark George QC will be giving a talk at Durham University on the death penalty in the US in conjunction with his work with the charity Amicus.
Amicus is a charitable organisation which provides assistance to those practising in the field of capital defence in the USA and provides an opportunity for law graduates to work as interns with death penalty lawyers in the United States.
Mark George Q.C. is a highly experienced defence trial advocate of more than 35 years call. He is regularly instructed in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and other serious sexual cases. Mark is also an opponent of the death penalty and has a strong interest in death penalty cases in the United States. He is currently Visiting Practitioner at the Centre for American Legal Studies at Birmingham City University and is on the editorial panel for the British Journal of American Legal Studies.
In 1998 he worked pro bono in a capital murder trial in Texas where he assisted the local attorneys with the preparation of the case for trial. This involved being temporarily admitted as a member of the Texas Bar. He regularly teaches at the Amicus training sessions in trial procedures in capital cases, jury selection and mitigation issues.
Durham University Amicus Society helps to fundraise for this organisation and to raise awareness of its work and issues surrounding the use of the death penalty.
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