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    03.23.15 Law, Language and Cognition CLE Ethics Program Series
    Law, Language & Cognition

    Monday, March 23: 5:00-6:30 pm. Reception to Follow. Racial Disparities in Legal Outcomes: On Policing, Charging Decisions, and Criminal Trial Proceedings

    Presenter: Samuel R. Sommers, Tufts University
    Associate Professor of Psychology, and Laboratory Director, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab

    Discussant: Lawrence M. Solan, Brooklyn Law School
    Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition

    Monday, April 6: 5:00-6:30 pm: Reception to follow.
    Can the Legal System Do Justice When It Tries?

    Presenter: Tom R. Tyler, Yale Law School
    Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology

    Discussant: Lawrence M. Solan, Brooklyn Law School
    Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition

    CLE Ethics credits are available.

    About the Programs
    Violent encounters between the police and citizens have dominated the news during 2014 and 2015.  Most of the stories have been about the police committing violent acts against citizens, but in some instances the roles are reversed.  Serious concerns have been raised about the ability of the legal system to “do justice” when emotions are inflamed (perhaps when race is involved) and when public officials are the ones accused of wrongdoing.

    The Brooklyn Law School Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition is holding a series of programs to address these questions from legal and psychological perspectives. Experts in the field will look at not only what the legal system does poorly but also what it does well. They will examine biases the system tries to overcome, and consider ways the system can improve if there is the will to do so

    Location
    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    CLE Credit Offered
    Each program provides 1.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Ethics.

    Registration

    Both programs are free for Brooklyn Law School faculty, current BLS students, and graduates who are 2014-15 BLS Alumni Association Members as well as 1901 Society Members. If you are interested in joining the Association, click here or call (718) 780-0322. For information on becoming a 1901 Society member, contact Jared McDuffey at (718) 780-7564 or click here.

    The fee for all others to attend is $40 for each program.

    RSVP online at www.brooklaw.edu/cognitionseries

    Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our financial aid policy is available at www.brooklaw.edu/financialaidcle.
     
    A full refund will be made for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued less than 24 hours before the program begins.



     

     


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