Event Alert: Brooklyn Law School David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium --'Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities'

Feb 03, 2010, 10:58 ET from Brooklyn Law School

Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:00 am4:15 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 UniversityBloomington

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

SOURCE Brooklyn Law School