Law Students Against the Death Penalty (LSDAP) was formed in response to the passage of New York State's death penalty law in September 1995. Our goal is to fight the death penalty both in New York and around the country. Members perform legal research and review trial transcripts for organizations such as the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, the Georgia Resource Center, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
LSDAP showed several documentaries, including "The Farm: Angola, USA," and sponsored a symposium on the future of the death penalty movement. Speakers included the Innocence Project's Peter Neufeld and Donald Paradis, a former death row inmate. Next year, LSDAP hopes to work closely with local moratorium proponents.