Stevenson is the head of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, which was made into a 2019 film with Michael B. Jordan playing Stevenson. In addition to this session, he also signed copies of Just Mercy in the SX Bookstore. He continues to be a prominent voice on criminal justice issues and the death penalty.
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative.
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's a professor of law at New York University Law School and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.