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Stephen B. Bright

Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law
Stephen B. Bright has been a fellow or visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School since 1993. He is also president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a human rights organization that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems. He served as director of the Center from 1982 through 2005. His subject area is capital punishment and he has represented people facing the death penalty at trials and on appeals and prisoners in challenges to inhumane conditions and practices; written essays and articles on the right to counsel, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and other topics that have appeared in scholarly publications, books, magazines and newspapers; and testified before committees of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In addition to Yale, he has taught courses on criminal law and capital punishment at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Emory, Georgetown, Northeastern, and other law schools. Mr. Bright has a B.A. and a J.D from the University of Kentucky.

J.D., University of Kentucky, 1974
B.A., University of Kentucky, 1971

Courses Taught
Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage
Capital Punishment Clinic