The Law Center highlights the continuing crisis in indigent criminal defense, 50 years after the US Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, by honoring Jonathan Rapping as the 2013 Distinguished Public Interest Lawyer in Residence from Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10. +Gideons Promise, the organization he founded in 2007, is dedicated to training, supporting and building community among public defenders in the South, see http://gideonspromise.org/. Professor Rapping is also the Director of the Honors Criminal Justice Program at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. Before joining the John Marshall faculty, he helped rebuild New Orleans’ public defender office in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and also served in the Public Defenders offices of Georgia and Washington, DC. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Chicago, an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and his J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center. Thank you to Jonathan Rapping for his highly educational and inspirational visit!