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Criminal Law Roundtable

scholarly events

Boston College inaugurated its Criminal Law Roundtable in the fall of 2005. The Criminal Roundtable is modeled on the school's successful Legal History Roundtable.

The Criminal Roundtable provides an informal and supportive forum for faculty from Boston College Law School, other departments of the university, and faculty from other law schools to discuss their works-in-progress, recent articles, papers, or talks, on any aspect of criminal law. Those attending a roundtable session receive and read in advance the work to be discussed. Any faculty member at Boston College or other universities is welcome to participate in the roundtable.

The Roundtable meets in the Faculty Lounge of the Boston College Law School (Stuart room 414). Refreshments are available at 4:15pm. The presentation begins at 4:30 pm. Please contact Ms. Jeannie Kelly at 617-552-4126 or at if you are interested in attending and for copies of papers. For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Frank R. Herrmann (617-552-4380) or Assoc. Prof. Michael Cassidy (617-552-4343).

Fall 2005 Presenters:
Prof. Marilynn Johnson, Boston College History Department: "Challenging Police Repression: Federal Activism And Local Reform In New York City."

Prof. Eric Blumenson, Suffolk University Law School: "The Challenge of a Global Standard of Justice: Peace, Pluralism, and Punishment at the International Criminal Court."

Spring 2006 Presenters:
Prof. Carol Steiker, Harvard Law School:
"No, Capital Punishment Is Not Morally Required: Deterrence, Deontology, And The Death Penalty" (Jan. 19, 4:15pm)

Prof. George Brown, Boston College Law School"
Medical Marijuana and Conflicting Criminal Laws" (Tuesday, April 11th, 4:15pm)

Prof. Rosanna Cavallaro, Suffolk University Law School:
"How Public Perceptions of Police Behavior Influence the Criminal Justice System" (April 25th)

The rest of Spring schedule to be announced.