Monday, June 22, 2015

Justice faculty present at Law & Society Conference

Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., and Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., presented at the 2015 Law & Society Annual Conference in Seattle in May.

Prof. Fortson  (center) and other presenters on his panel:
(l to r) Veronica Flynn, Australian National University, and
Sonia Lawrence, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.
"The Effectiveness of Tribal Courts in Alaska in Reducing Recidivism: Researching the Potential and Efficacy of Alternate Forms of Adjudication and Sentencing"
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Cory R. Lepage
(Panel theme: Indigenous Responses to the Promise and Pathos of "Protecting the Vulnerable")

"The Role of Justices in Rural Courts: An Explanation of How the Self-Perception of Professionalism and Legitimacy Influences Their Future"
Dr. Cory R. Lepage
(Panel theme:  The Future of Judging)
Dr. Lepage discussed reform efforts in rural courts.

"Talking Judges: Framing a Political Debate Over a Judicial Nominating Commission"
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D. and Dr. Cory R. Lepage 
(Panel Theme: The Composition of Judicial Institutions)
L to r: Dr. Lepage and Prof. Knudsen outside their session room.


Topic Chairs:
Going Beyond Judicial Decisions
Prof. Kristin Knudsen
Prof. Knudsen moderates a session on judicial decisions.

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.