UCLA Law Review Scholar Forum: “Prosecutors Hide, Defendants Seek: The Erosion of Brady Through the Defendant Due Diligence Rule”

On Thursday, October 18, at 12:15 pm, the UCLA Law Review will host its first Scholar Forum for the 2012–13 academic year.  The Scholar Forum will feature a public lecture by Professor Kate Weisburd of U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

The title of the lecture is “Prosecutors Hide, Defendants Seek: The Erosion of Brady Through the Defendant Due Diligence Rule.”  This is also the title of Professor Weisburd’s article in the October 2012 issue of the Law Review.

Professor Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School Los Angeles will give a response to the lecture, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Lunch will be served.


Kate Weisburd is Supervising Staff Attorney & Lecturer, for the Youth Defender Project at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), U.C. Berkeley School of Law.  Professor Weisburd joined EBCLC in 2012 to develop and launch the Youth Defender Project. She previously worked at the Death Penalty Clinic at U.C. Berkeley Law and supervised law students working on capital trials and appeals in the South.

Laurie L. Levenson is the William M. Rains Fellow and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Professor Levenson currently leads the following programs at Loyola Law School:  Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic, The Fidler Institute annual symposium, and the Project for the Innocent.

About the Scholar Forum

UCLA Law Review Scholar Forum is a public lecture and conversation series featuring two innovative, provocative, and publicly engaging articles the Law Review will be publishing in the current volume. Now in its second year, the Scholar Forum will take place twice—one in fall and the other in spring. In this Forum, we invite authors to give presentations on the main arguments of their articles to which members from the UCLA community give formal responses. The responses will thereafter be published in UCLA Law Review Discourse, our online journal. 

Through this Forum, the Law Review wishes to showcase the important scholarly contributions that our authors have made beyond the four corners of the journal, engage the Law School community in conversations stemming from the articles, and add to the vibrancy of intellectual life in our community and beyond.

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