Event: Professor Bennett Gershman Stars as Clarence Darrow
Pace Law School and the Pace Criminal Justice Society present Clarence Darrow starring Professor Bennett Gershman. Please join us for this once in a lifetime event and note that there will be only two performances! Suggested donation is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. Don’t miss it and come and join us!
FRIDAY April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
SATURDAY April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
The Moot Court Room at Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY
Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was born in Ohio and attended the Allegheny College and University of Michigan Law School. He began his career as a corporate lawyer, moved on to labor law, and at the end of his legal career he was a criminal attorney defending, among others, Leopold and Loeb in Chicago presenting a defense that the two accused boys were mentally disabled and should not be sentenced to death, John T. Scopes in Tennessee who was accused of teaching evolution theory in violation of the Butler Act, Ossian Sweet in Michigan, articulating and highlighting racial prejudice throughout the trial of Mr. Ossian Sweet who was charged with murdering a white male while defending his home, or the Massie Trial in Hawaii presenting an honor killing defense in a case where two defendants were charged with murdering Joseph Kahahawai – a man who was accused of raping and beating Ms. Thalia Massie but who was believed to have escaped justice because of hung jury.
- Bryan and Darrow at Dayton: The Record and Documents of the “Bible Evolution Trial” (ed. Leslie H. Allen 1967).
- Clarence Darrow’s Cross Examination of William Jennings Bryan in Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes (foreword by Irving Younger, 1987).
- Clarence Darrow’s Sentencing Speech in State of Illinois v. Leopold and Loeb (foreword by Irving Younger, 1988).
- Clarence Darrow, Crime: Its Cause and Treatment (1922).
- Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life (1932).
- Clarence Darrow, Clarence Darrow on Death Penalty (1991).
- Clarence Darrow, An Eye for an Eye (1996).
- Clarence Darrow, Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society (ed. S.T. Joshi, 2005).
- Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense: A Biography (1941).
- Abe C. Ravitz, Clarence Darrow and the American Literary Tradition (1962).
- Arthur & Lila Weinberg, Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel (1980).
- Geoffrey Cowan, The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America’s Greatest Lawyer (1993).
- Phyllis Vine, One Man’s Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream (2004).
- Simon Baatz, For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago (2008).
- Donald McRae, The Last Trial of Clarence Darrow (2009).
- Andrew E. Kersten, Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast (2011).
- John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (2011).
- Dean A. Strang, Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror (2013).