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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CrimProf Stephanos Bibas will Speak at Williamette College of Law

Sbibas University of Pennsylvania Crimprof Stephanos Bibas will present a public lecture at Willamette University College of Law on the state of the criminal justice system in the United States.

“The Gulf Between Insiders and Outsiders in Criminal Justice” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Collins Legal Center, which houses the College of Law.

Stephanos Bibas brings an ex-prosecutor's eye to his critique of the criminal justice system. He earned his B.A. from Columbia, a second B.A. and M.A. from Oxford, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

He then clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court, litigated a wide variety of cases at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he successfully investigated, prosecuted and convicted the world's leading expert in Tiffany stained glass for hiring a grave robber to steal priceless Tiffany windows from cemeteries.

Bibas was a research fellow at Yale Law School and taught law at the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago Law School before moving to the University of Pennsylvania Law School last year.

[Mark Godsey]

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