November 7, 2008
Let Nothing Keep You Down
Speaker: Kerry Max Cook
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom
On November 7, 2008, guest speaker, Author Kerry Max Cook will give a lecture regarding his book: Let Nothing Keep You Down. The lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom
Kerry Max Cook, author of Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself after Two Decades on Death Row for a Crime I Didnt Commit, was born in Stuttgart, Germany into an Army family, and spent much of his youth on Army bases. He returned to the United States with his family in 1972 to live in Texas. In 1977, at age 20, he was arrested and wrongly convicted of capital murder, a crime for which he would spend the next two decades on death row. Since gaining his freedom, Cook has been an advocate for legal reform, lecturing at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago, as well as internationally. Kerry Max Cook appeared in the critically acclaimed play The Exonerated, based in part on his story. Cook has appeared on Nightline, Geraldo, Catherine Crier Live, the Today Show, and Frontline. Mr. Cooks visit is sponsored by the law student organization, Law Students Against Capital Punishment
There will be a reception and book signing following the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in Conour Atrium.
This event is free and open to the public.