Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Justice faculty present at Law and Society Conference in Boston

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., and Dr. Cory Lepage presented at the 2013 Law and Society Conference in Boston in May 30 - June 2.  Dr. Lepage discussed "The Future of Justice Courts" and the continuing need for justice of the peace and magistrate courts. His presentation focused on research on courts in the state of New York.

Prof. Brandeis discussed "Marijuana, Privacy, and the Alaska Constitution: The Continuing Validity of Ravin v. State" for the session on Controversies in American Constitutional Law.

Prof. Brandeis teaches courses on American government, constitutional law and civil liberties, and is a frequent speaker on constitutional law and other legal issues. Prof. Brandeis also maintains a private law practice through which, subsequent to the date of this conference, he provided legal representation in administrative agency proceedings for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.

Dr. Lepage also chaired two session on international courts, and he presented a book review on Workplace Resolution by Elizabeth Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania.

The Law and Society Association, founded in 1964, is a group of scholars from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life. Members bring training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics, and history as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena.