Change of Heart: Making Peace With My Sister's Killer

Jeanne Bishop

Jeanne Bishop has traveled an extraordinary 25-year journey that ultimately led to her corresponding and then meeting multiple times with her sister's killer.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Frey Moot Courtroom

In 1990, Nancy and Richard Langert were taken captive in their home and murdered by a 16-year-old male in suburban Chicago. The juvenile was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. In the 25 years that have followed, Nancy’s older sister, Jeanne Bishop, has traveled an extraordinary journey that ultimately led to her corresponding and then meeting multiple times with her sister's killer. She will share the story of that journey at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

This special event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. In light of Pope Francis' declaration that 2016 is a Year of Mercy, St. Thomas Law Professor Mark Osler will join Bishop, a long-time Chicago public defender, to discuss justice, mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration in the criminal justice system and in our own lives.

The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy will co-sponsor the event. Seats are limited. A light lunch will be served in the School's atrium following the presentation, and Bishop will be available to sign copies of her recently published book, "Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace With My Sister's Killer." CLE credit will be sought.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.