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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.

Current Topic


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

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

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!


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

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

Recent Topics


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?

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