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The new 2020 Summer Book Read program invites all members of the Richmond Law Community to read and discuss a selected book on a social justice issue.

This year's selection is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is a human rights lawyer and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. Just Mercy is a powerful portrait of death row inmates that Stevenson has defended, including the wrongfully convicted, juvenile offenders, poor inmates with ineffective representation, and others impeded by racial bias and prosecutorial misconduct.

The discussions groups will be held virtually at various times after the start of the new school year in August. Please fill out this survey by Friday July 24th to indicate your interest in participating.

More information on dates and times will be provided to all those who express interest. You can learn more about the book (including links to purchase) and its film adaption here.