Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award Presented to Professor Bernard Harcourt

July 31, 2019 In the Press

The Committee on Capital Punishment of the New York City Bar Association unanimously voted to award Columbia Law School Professor Bernard E. Harcourt the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award. 

The Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a practitioner in New York who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime commitment to capital defense work, whether as counsel for a capital defendant or as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Service Award include Professor James Liebman, George Kendall, Christina Swarns, Kevin Doyle, Eleanor Jackson Piel, Ronald Tabak, and Jonathan Gradess.

Stephen B. Bright, the former director and president of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Harvey Karp Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, presented the award to Bernard Harcourt. Steve Bright and Bernard Harcourt have worked closely together on death penalty cases for over thirty years.

The award was presented at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

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