As Director of the ACLU John Adams Project, Denny LeBoeuf has been an advocate for the defense of Guantanamo detainees who have been charged with capital offenses. Ms. LeBoeuf will speak on “Trying Terrorism,” examining the Obama Administration’s plan to bring terrorism suspects (with a focus on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) to the United States for civilian criminal trials. The event will be held at the LSU Law Center on Monday, March 8 at 4 p.m. in Room 106. The LSU community is invited to attend.
Ms. LeBoeuf has represented indigent persons facing death at trial and in post-conviction in state and federal courts for over 20 years, and consults with capital defense teams nationally. She was the founding director of the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana, and co-director of the Center for Equal Justice, non-profit law firms dedicated to capital defense in New Orleans, Louisiana. She lectures frequently on capital defense, particularly on litigating mental health and trauma. In 2001 she spoke to the Russian Duma and the Constitutional Court; recently she taught at the first training for capital defense teams in Lahore, Pakistan.