2015 Parsons Address: Capital Offences: Business Crime in America's Corporate Century

25 June 2015

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In the 2015 Parsons Address in Corporate Law, Samuel Buell, Professor of Law at Duke University, will discuss material from his book Capital Offences (forthcoming WW Norton & Co. 2015), in which he leads a guided tour through the revealing and poorly understood realm of business crime and its governing legal regime in America. His book shows how this perennially popular subject ought to be leading Americans to turn their gaze away from wrongdoers and prisons and towards comprehensive and sustained examination of the American relationship to the modern corporation.

About the Speaker
Professor Buell's research and teaching focus on criminal law and on the regulatory state, particularly regulation of corporations and financial markets. He joined the Duke Law faculty as a professor in 2010, after serving as an associate professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a federal prosecutor in New York, Boston, Washington, and Houston. He twice received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, the U.S. Department of Justice's highest honor, and was a lead prosecutor for the Department's Enron Task Force. Buell clerked for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and practiced as an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He graduated summa cum laude from New York University School of Law and magna cum laude from Brown University.

Introduction and Welcome: Chief Justice Tom Bathurst, Supreme Court of NSW

Chairs:Professor Jennifer Hill, Sydney Law School and Dr Olivia Dixon, Sydney Law School

MCLE/CPD points: 1

Time: 5.30-6.45pm (registration from 5.15pm)

Location: Supreme Court of NSW, 184 Phillip Street Sydney

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

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