Thursday, February 23, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas ― The Capital Punishment Center at The University of Texas School of Law will host a presentation by board certified psychiatrist and neurologist George Woods, M.D. on Wed., March 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. in the Law School's Townes Hall, Room 3.126. Woods will address the need for a multidisciplinary approach to investigating capital cases in collaboration with social workers, neurophychologists, and other experts on the psychological and social complexities of their clients.
Woods has consulted on and served as an expert witness in death penalty cases around the country. He is also very knowledgeable regarding issues surrounding brain injury, trauma and chemical dependency and maintains an extensive and diverse international psychiatric practice.
The Capital Punishment Center has been established to promote research and practice opportunities in death penalty law. The Center sponsors academic events, pursues research projects concerning the administration of the death penalty, and houses the Capital Punishment clinic, which provides direct representation and assistance to indigent defendants on Texas’ death row.