Star lawyer from 'Making a Murderer' comes to Berks on Oct. 19

October 06, 2016

Dean A. Strang, best know as one of Steven Avery's defense attorneys in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," discusses the inadequacies of the American justice system at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. 

Both lectures are free and open to the public but tickets are required in advance. For the 12:30 p.m. lecture, students, faculty and staff should visit Event Registration for College Community–12:30 p.m. and community members should visit Event Registration for the Community–12:30 p.m. For tickets for the 7:30 p.m. lecture, students, faculty and staff should visit Event Registration for College Community–7:30 p.m. and community members should visit Event Registration for College Community–7:30 p.m.

In this presentation, Strang explores the major underlying themes of the docuseries including whether all people have a fair chance at being effectively represented and what groups are at a disadvantage. Strang will also provide advice on how individuals can best prepare should they ever need legal representation.

Strang is the author of "Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists," "Clarence Darrow" and "Justice in a Time of Terror." He has served five years as Wisconsin’s first federal defender; shareholder in three of the state’s leading criminal defense firms; and co-founder of StrangBradley, LLC. He is also an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and he serves on the Wisconsin Innocence Project. 

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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Last Updated October 06, 2016