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Saturday, March 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Gender Bias in the Cases of Women Facing Extreme Sentences

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As a general rule, defense lawyers receive little to no training on the special needs of clients who identify as female. Research conducted by the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide shows that gender bias is endemic in the cases of women facing murder charges, and the great majority of women in the criminal legal system are victims of gender-based violence. Yet attorneys don't know how to talk to their women clients about their histories of violence and often fail to object when prosecutors invoke negative gender stereotypes during trial. This presentation will share the results of our research and provide helpful guidance to lawyers, including a link to a practice manual designed for defense lawyers representing women and transgender persons.

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Nathalie Greenfield

Cornell Law School
Nathalie Greenfield is a 2L student at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY, where she focuses on international human rights. She will be spending her 2L summer with Reprieve, a British-based charity that defends people experiencing extreme human rights abuses across the world. Prior... Read More →
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Sandra Babcock

Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
SANDRA BABCOCK is a Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School, and is the Faculty Director and founder of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. Over the last thirty years she has helped defend hundreds of men and women facing execution around the world. After graduating... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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