One-woman play about women, law comes to Herberger Theater

October 14, 2008

The Arizona Project, a one-woman play about women, justice and the law, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. The play, written and performed by award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, commemorates the 2006 naming of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and was supported by Arizona Women Lawyers Honoring Justice O'Connor.

Smith conceived the play as a living tribute to women in the law, and in researching the project, she conducted one-on-one interviews with an extraordinary array of judges, attorneys, political figures, activists, convicts and other women involved in the justice system. Download Full Image

Smith is known for her teaching and acting (she played Nancy McNally, the National Security Advisor on NBC's The West Wing), her writing (plays and books) and her dramatic activism. She often writes and performs one-person shows that deal with urgent social issues.

The performance will be followed by a private VIP reception with Smith and Justice O'Connor in the Herberger Theater Gallery. Tickets for premium seating and the VIP post-show reception are $100, general admission is $25, and student seats are $7.

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Marchant to speak about 'murder genes'

October 14, 2008

Gary">">Gary Marchant, executive director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, will address an audience at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Friday, Oct. 17.

Marchant, Professor of Ethics in Law and Emerging Technologies at ASU, will deliver the talk, "Murder Genes and Dangerous Minds: New Roles for Genetics and Neuroscience in the Courts?" at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Download Full Image

He will raise issues about the role of genetics and other biological factors in criminal behavior, such as whether genetics should excuse criminal acts, if some people are biologically predisposed to be violent and how the courts and society should manage such individuals.

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