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Exonerated Death Row Inmate Highlights School of Law's Diversity Week

George Watson

March 2, 2015

Anthony Graves spent 18 years on death row before being exonerated in 2010.

WHAT:           The Diversity Week Series at Texas Tech University School of Law will feature a panel of leading female attorneys from the West Texas region, a panel of three prominent gay lawyers from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and keynote speaker Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years on death row before being released in 2010.

WHEN:           Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (March 3-5)

WHERE:         Texas Tech University School of Law's Lanier Auditorium, 1802 Hartford Ave., Lubbock

EVENT:          Tuesday (March 3): “Law and the Good Ol' Boys: Women Lawyers in West Texas” panel discussion.

Wednesday (March 4): “Out in Texas: Practicing as a Gay Attorney In Texas” panel discussion featuring Jerry Beard, assistant federal defender for the northern district of Texas; Molly Whitman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's Dallas office, and Clinton Quisenberry of Cantey Hangar LLP's Fort Worth office.

Thursday (March 5): Keynote speaker Anthony Graves, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1992 and spent 18 years on death row, will share his powerful story.

All three events are open to the public.

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CONTACT:Kari Abitbol, director of communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8591, or kari.abitbol@ttu.edu.