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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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10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?

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!


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?

Recent Topics


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?

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