This Year's Featured Book

"Passion, commitment, justice, brutality, the defense of the condemned. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson sears the reader in his telling of his fight as a young lawyer for social justice on behalf of the poor and the disadvantaged. Just Mercy grips you like the best of novels, bringing you into the lives of the most desperate of people caught in systems of imperfect justice. Stevenson makes us despair that just mercy is beyond our reach, but fills us with glimmers of hope that it is also always within our grasp. Just Mercy is about human suffering and guilt, about the morality of punishment, about poverty and the law, and about the possibilities for heroic action in an imperfect world."
----Professor Alan Tansman, East Asian Languages and Cultures, member of the 2016 On the Same Page Faculty Selection Committee


OTSP On Twitter!...

  • All new students received the book "Just Mercy." Now they get to hear author Bryan Stevenson speak. https://t.co/ZxQPHTGclN

  • The Law School dean announced that all 1st-year law students, + full-time staff and faculty, received free copies of Just Mercy this week.

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  • thank you! It's slow-roasting-tomatoes season for me, and this deal can't be beat!

  • Through program, all new students will get a copy of the featured book, Just Mercy. https://t.co/2JQE73gqrI

  • The 2016 book will be Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, who will come to Berkeley to deliver the keynote on Sept 7.

  • Excited about this afternoon's event: Representations of Poverty. http://t.co/rbd2DtA6Zx

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