Bernard Harcourt Receives the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award for 2019
Bernard E. Harcourt has received the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award for 2019. The Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award is awarded to the practitioner in New York who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime commitment to capital defense work, whether as counsel for a capital defendant or as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Service Award include James Liebman, George Kendall, Christina Swarns, Kevin Doyle, Eleanor Jackson Piel, Ronald Tabak, and Jonathan Gradess. The Redlich award will be presented by Stephen B. Bright, the former director and president of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Harvey Karp Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Steve Bright and Bernard Harcourt have worked together on death penalty cases for over thirty years. The award was presented on July 25th at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Harcourt is a member of the board of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.