Prosecutorial Ethics and the Right to a Fair Trial: The Role of the Brady Rule (Part 1)

Date of Event



January 26, 2007

Presented by: Case Western Reserve Law Review

Speakers: Professor Lewis R. Katz, John C. Hutchins Professor; Director of the Master of Laws in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program Professor Kevin C. McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor, Case School of Law Professor John G. Douglass, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law Scott Roger Hurley, Public Defender, Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office

Law Review Symposium: Brady v. Maryland and Panel One: Brady and Plea Negotiations 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



This lecture is also available via BePress Native streaming:

DVD 1-2