Conversation & Q&A: Alec Karakatsanis w/ Tiffany Sizemore at White Whale Bookstore
February 26, 2020
- 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
White Whale Bookstore
4754 Liberty Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA
Former public defender and current author as well as founder of the Civil Rights Corps, Alec Karakatsanis, will be in conversation about criminal justice (and injustice) with Tiffany Sizemore, local law professor at Duquesne law. They'll discuss Alec's latest, Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System, and take questions afterwards. Alec's books will be for sale as well. 
Alec Karakatsanis is the founder of the Civil Rights Corps, an organization designed to advocate for racial justice and bring systemic civil rights cases on behalf of impoverished people. He was named the 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice and was awarded the Stephen B. Bright Award for contributions to indigent defense in the South by Gideon’s Promise. Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Sizemore joined the faculty of Duquesne Law School in August 2015. She developed and directs the Juvenile Defender Clinic and the Education Law Clinic. Prior to joining the law school, Sizemore was the Deputy Director for the Juvenile Division at the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in Allegheny County, and was a trial attorney for eight years at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.