The George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice provides support for research and educational activities that promote justice for individuals in the administration of the criminal and civil justice systems in Louisiana and elsewhere. The Institute achieves its mission in partnership with the Louisiana Law Review, sponsoring symposia that foster publication and electronic distribution of related research. The Pugh Institute was founded in 1998.
To date, the Institute has raised approximately $175,000 in contributions from former students of Professor Pugh. Its goal is to establish, through additional gifts, a total endowment of at least $500,000.
CONFERENCE: REFORMING EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION – CONVICTING THE GUILTY, PROTECTING THE INNOCENT (March 11, 2005), featuring Professor Barry Scheck, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Innocence Project, Cardozo Law School
LSU LAW CENTER PUBLIC INTEREST LAW LECTURE SERIES (April 12, 2005), featuring Sister Helen Prejean, author of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
PUNISHMENT COURSE & INNOCENCE PROJECT EXTERNSHIP
PUBLISHING THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JUDGE ALBERT TATE, JR.
LOUISIANA LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM ON HARMLESS ERROR