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American Justice on Trial

Thursday, October 3
Santa Clara

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 air a clip of her documentary in process about one of the most impactful trials in American history. She will be joined by Hon. D. Lowell Jensen (ret.), the prosecutor in the state’s death penalty case against Black Panther Huey Newton, and constitutional law scholar Associate Professor Margalynne J. Armstrong for an interactive discussion of the case that forever changed jury selection in American courts, and highlighted the power of diversity to create a credible justice system.


Details:

5:30pm – 6:00pm Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm Program
7:00pm – 8:00pm Reception

Speakers:

Hon. Lise Pearlman (ret.)
Arc of Justice, Inc.

Margalynne J. Armstrong
Associate Professor
Santa Clara University Law School

Hon. D. Lowell Jensen (ret.)

Location:

Santa Clara University Law School
500 El Camino Real, Panelli 103
Santa Clara, CA 95050