Prosecutorial Ethics and the Right to a Fair Trial: The Role of the Brady Rule (Session 2) (Part 2)

Date of Event



January 26, 2007

Presented by: Case Western Reserve Law Review Speakers: Professor Paul C. Giannelli, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor, Case School of Law Professor Peter A. Joy, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Jonathan Leiken, Associate, Corporate Criminal Investigations Practice, Jones Day , Adjunct Assistant Professor, Case School of Law

Summary: Law Review Symposium: Panel Two: Brady and Jailhouse Snitches In Brady v. Maryland (1963), the United States Supreme Court held that a defendant's due process rights preclude a prosecutor from suppressing material evidence favorable to the defendant. Since the Court's ruling, the Brady rule has shaped the boundaries of a defendant's right to a fair trial and defined the standards of justice in the criminal system. The Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium will explore the role of the Brady rule in various elements of a criminal case, including plea negotiations, scientific evidence and capital sentencing. Participants will also discuss the Brady rule's impact on prosecutorial ethics in the current justice system. Please join us as many of the country's leading experts examine the issues that are critical for maintaining each citizen's right to a fair and just trial.

Lecture Series

Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium

Subject Headings

prosecutorial ethics and the right to a fair trial; prosecutorial misconduct; right to a fair trial; due process; Brady v. Maryland; criminal procedure; criminal justice


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Document Type



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DVD 1-2