Professor Orentlicher Argues Against the Death Penalty in a Debate
On February 23, Professor David Orentlicher participated in an Oxford-style debate on the death penalty, moderated by Butler University President Dr. Bobby Fong. Orentlicher argued against the death penalty, while attorney Thomas Farlow argued for it. The event took place at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall on the Butler University campus at 7:30 p.m. The event was sponsored by IICACP, Law Students Against Capital Punishment, Butler University, the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, and the Christian Theological Seminary.
Before coming to the law school in 1995, David Orentlicher served as director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the American Medical Association for six-and-a-half years. He also held adjunct appointments at the University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University Medical School, and from 1992 to 1995, served on the founding board of the American Association of Bioethics. Currently, he is on the core faculty of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, an adjunct professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves on the board of the Gennesaret Free Clinic. Professor Orentlicher has served in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2002.