Federalist Society - Capital Punishment: A Case Study
Please join the UGA Federalist Society as we hear from one of Georgia's most prominent state prosecutors, David Lock. Lunch will be served.
Mr. Lock has spent over 30 years as an Assistant District Attorney, including
23 years as Chief Assistant in the Eastern Judicial Circuit. After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1981, Mr. Lock served as an Assistant District Attorney in Savannah for the Eastern Judicial Circuit, where he represented the State of Georgia in several hundred felony prosecutions, including over two dozen capital prosecutions for murder. In 2008, Mr. Lock moved to the Western Judicial Circuit in Athens, where he currently serves today.
Mr. Lock will be speaking about his experiencing in pursuing capital punishment, focusing on the nationally-covered Troy Davis case. To date, three of Mr. Lock's death penalty sentences have been carried out, while three remain in the appellate process.