A Second Chance for Mr. Norris: A Presidential Commutation After Over 20 Years in Prison

October 23, 2015

GW Law will host a conversation on the presidential commutation of a prison sentence granted to Rudolph Norris, which was obtained by GW Law's Neighborhood Law and Policy Clinic (NLPC) and featured in The New York Times. Mr. Norris will be present, along with Professor Jessica Steinberg, Director of the NLPC, and Courtney Francik, JD '15, who served as Mr. Norris's student-attorney. The event coincides with the celebration of National Pro Bono Week.


  • Rudolph Norris
  • Jessica Steinberg, Professor and Director, Neighborhood Law and Policy Clinic, GW Law
  • Courtney Francik, JD ‘15, Mr. Norris’s student-attorney
  • David M. Johnson, Moderator, Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs, GW Law


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Noon – 1:30 pm


George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Courtroom (L101)
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052


Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at (202) 994-0616 or [email protected] or Caitlin Christian at 202.994.0616 or [email protected].


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