January 24, 2005
|The Black Law Students Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Constitution Society present:
Professor Paul D. Butler
Please join us!
Date: Monday January 31, 2005
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Room 330
The topic for Professor Butler’s lecture will be:
"Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment."
Professor Butler is a law professor at George Washington University, where he joined the faculty in 1993. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
A native of Chicago, Professor Butler has served as a federal prosecutor and also as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice.
Professor Butler is nationally known for his controversial theory on “Jury Nullification.” Jury nullification is a legal doctrine that only refers to acquittal; jurors acquitting without regard to the evidence, or acquitting despite the evidence.
Although his background is prosecution, many see him presenting a strong defense perspective such as for the rights of the criminally accused and against racial bias in the judicial system.
Refreshments will be served.