Event Alert: Brooklyn Law School David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium --'Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities'
Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The topic of our upcoming symposium, "Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities," has significant implications for the scope and enforcement of criminal law, particularly with regard to corporate crime. It will be held at Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY on Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Panelists will discuss the nature, ethics, and law of imposing punishment on collective entities. Does it make sense to impose blame on a group as a group, as opposed to its individual members? Even if blame is appropriate, how do we decide the proper form and amount of punishment? Panelists will seek to derive broad general insights from various academic disciplines and will consider the practical legal applications of those findings.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks, Dean Joan G. Wexler, Brooklyn Law School
9:15 a.m. The Psychology of Group Identity
Bertram F. Malle, Professor of Psychology, Brown University
Steven J. Sherman, Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University – Bloomington
Tom R. Tyler, Chair of Psychology and University Professor of Psychology, New York University
Moderator: Lawrence M. Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Brooklyn Law School
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. The Morality of Imposing Collective Responsibility
Meir Dan-Cohen, Milo Reese Robbins Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
John Hasnas, Associate Professor of Business Ethics, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University and Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Marion Smiley, J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics, Brandeis University
Moderator: Michael T. Cahill, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
1:00 p.m. Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: Corporate Criminal Liability and the Problem of Multiple Groups
Jayne W. Barnard, James Goold Cutler Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
James A. Fanto, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Peter J. Henning, Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
Leonard Orland, Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Moderator: Miriam H. Baer, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
4:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks
Honorable David G. Trager, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
RSVP at www.brooklaw.edu/rsvp CLE Credit details available online.
Location: Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York; www.brooklaw.edu/map
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