Georgia State University's Alpharetta Center will be host to a one-hour discussion the constitutional right to counsel on Monday.
Michael Shapiro, J.D. and clinical instructor with Georgia State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, will be on hand to discuss the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the right to counsel.
The presentation will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 16. Shapiro will hold the talk with Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University students.
The discussion will center around what guarantees the right to counsel and how the American legal system would look without that right in place.
"We’re finding that the right to counsel isn’t always observed," Shapiro said in a news release. "And this is not a hundred years ago. This is today. And these are the people who need representation the most—and they don’t get it. It’s important that every person knows his or her sixth amendment rights."
The event is open to the public. The center is located at 3775 Brookside Parkway in Alpharetta.