9.6.16 — On September 23, Northeastern University School of Law will celebrate the dedication and opening of the Hugo Adam Bedau Death Penalty Collection, which has been generously donated to the law library by Professor Bedau’s widow, Constance E. Putnam.

The late Hugo Bedau was Austin F. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, where he served with distinction on the faculty for more than 30 years. He made many significant contributions to his field and was best known as one of his generation’s most skilled and thoughtful anti-death penalty scholars. The excellence of his research and its practical applications made him a kindred spirit with the Northeastern law school faculty and the entire Northeastern community. His books, The Death Penalty in America; The Courts, the Constitution, and Capital Punishment; Death is Different; Killing as Punishment; and In Spite of Innocence (co-author) inspired those over many decades who have fought to end capital punishment.

Ms. Putnam, has seen fit to share Professor Bedau’s personal collection of volumes on capital punishment, the theory of punishment, lynching, terrorism and other related topics with those who may continue to benefit from Professor Bedau’s own books and the writings of others who inspired him, as well as those with whom he vigorously disagreed.

The public is invited to attend the dedication on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Knowles Center (the law library) for the dedication, which will be followed by a reception. RSVP to l.ivens@northeastern.edu.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.