Death Penalty Experts Discuss the Troy Davis Case and other Hot Topics During AJMLS Public Interest Law Program

April 2012

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) – Georgia’s only fully accredited, stand-alone law school – today hosts a public interest law CLE program featuring two of Georgia’s best known death penalty attorneys. AJMLS Associate Professor, Michael Mears and former prosecutor, Spencer Lawton will weigh in on the death penalty and death penalty cases post-Troy Davis at the “Hot Topics in Public Interest Law CLE”. Lawton was the head prosecutor in the Troy Davis case. Mears, previously headed Georgia’s indigent defense program and has served as lead counsel on more than 60 death penalty cases. The April 4th event, held at the Blackburn Conference Center on the campus of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, will feature a variety of “hot” and emerging public interest topics. Additional talking points will include foreclosure, immigration law for the non-immigration attorney, property rights for same-sex couples, Georgia’s juvenile code rewrite, nursing home arbitration agreements, and healthcare decision-making. AJMLS students may attend for half price. To register, go to The CLE is sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the AJMLS Public Interest Law Society.