Richard was a leading talent of the Victorian Bar before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in 2002. He has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more details on Richard’s background, visit the  Sydney Morning Herald article, At death's door.

For more details about the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, visit the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre website.

 

Killing people is always wrongRichard Bourke talks at TEDxSydney (YouTube: 13m:39s)

 

 

Ricjhard Bourke at SydneyTEDx

Cocktail Function with Richard Bourke

30 July 2018 5:30pm
Richard Bourke has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“A Wholly Repugnant Spectacle”: A Panel Discussion with Richard Bourke

31 July 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Join UQ law students for a Q&A session with Richard Bourke, an Australian lawyer fighting capital punishment in the United States.