Tuesday, September 19, 2006
On November 5 and 6, 2006, The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and the Cardozo Law Review will present a conference on CrimProf George P. Fletcher's forthcoming book, The Grammar of Criminal Law, American, European, International.
Like Rethinking Criminal Law -- Fletcher's groundbreaking work of 1978 -- The Grammar of Criminal Law examines crime and punishment from a philosophical and comparative law point of view.
Accordingly, the conference will feature commentary from philosophers, lawyers, and legal scholars from around the world. The papers will be published in a symposium edition of The Cardozo Law Review.
CrimProf Fletcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1960 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1964. He was Professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1969 to 1983, and joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1983.
He has taught or lectured at Hebrew University, Harvard, Yale, Frankfurt, Budapest, Brussels, Toronto, and Hamburg. He is associated with the Hartman Center in Jerusalem and the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg.
Fletcher was the recipient of the German Wissenschaftenspreis in 1995. He deliverd the Storrs Lectures at Yale in 2001. In 2004, Fletcher was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. [Mark Godsey]