Distinguished Speakers Program: Professor Paul Marcus

5 March 2012


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Why the U.S. criminal justice system has some unusual features and other nations such as Australia do not

In this lecture as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2012, Professor Paul Marcus will explore some of the key parts of the U.S. criminal justice system. He will point out that in many - if not most - other common law, English-speaking nations such as Australia, some of those major features are not closely followed, or are expressly rejected.

In particular, he will look at rules regarding the so-called Miranda doctrine, the exclusion of evidence, the entrapment defense, and sentencing of convicted defendants.

Over the last 20 years, Professor Marcus has spent a good deal of time working in and studying in, a number of nations outside the United States, looking at the criminal justice systems there, and writing about the differences one finds in these systems.

Paul Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. Formerly the law dean at the University of Arizona, his teaching and research interests are in the criminal justice, comparative law, and intellectual property areas. He has spoken to many judicial, bar and university groups in the U.S., and has lectured in a number of other nations throughout the world. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. Prior to going into teaching, Professor Marcus clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and practiced law in Los Angeles. He is the author of several books in the criminal justice area and has written numerous articles in the field as well. Professor Marcus regularly serves as a consultant in on-going criminal prosecutions.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2012. Please click here for program details.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: Register from 5.30pm for 6-7pm lecture, followed by cocktail reception.

Location: Sydney Law School, Faculty Common Room, Level 4, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, however registration is essential.

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