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Stephen Bright

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., University of Kentucky

Stephen B. Bright is president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and teaches at Yale Law School. Subjects of...

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Stephen B. Bright is president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and teaches at Yale Law School. Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writings include capital punishment, legal representation of poor people accused of crimes, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, and judicial independence. The work of the Center and Bright has been the subject of a documentary film, Finding for Life in the Death Belt, (EM Productions 2005), and two books, Proximity to Death by William McFeely (Norton 1999) and Finding Life on Death Row by Kayta Lezin (Northeastern University Press 1999). Bright received the American Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998.

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