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Richard Bourke
Louisiana Capital Assistance Center

Richard Bourke is a staff attorney with the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center and represents clients at trial level and in state and federal post-conviction.

Mr. Bourke worked for many years in Australia as a criminal barrister before coming to the US to work on death penalty cases.

As an Australian lawyer he volunteered in the US for a time and was one of the founders of ReprieveAustralia and Reprieve (US).

He is a co-director of Reprieve.

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

Recent Topics


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

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