On March 2, 2014, Cecelia Kappel and Sidney Garmon opened a week's worth of discussions on the death penalty sponsored by Loyola University's National Lawyers Guild. The panel addressed current issues surrounding the death penalty including lethal injection, the arbitrary nature of the death penalty, some of the most concerning aspect of death qualification for juries, and legislative developments.
Sidney Garmon commented on the panel by saying "The students of Loyola University join students across the country in a week of advocacy against the death penalty. They understand the death penalty’s years are numbered. I trust their education and advocacy efforts will have ripples in the community and reach the ears of our elected officials."