Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law CrimProf Kevin Washburn, an expert in Indian legal issues, will speak on criminal justice in Indian Country for the first annual William C. Canby Distinguished Scholar Lecture at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
"I have worked for more than five years on scholarship focused on the serious problems with criminal justice in Indian country, and I intend to provide an overview of those findings," Washburn said. "In the course of this work, I've looked at federal prosecution, sentencing, trial juries and many of the practical challenges facing criminal justice in Indian country."
The lecture, "American Indians, Crime, and the Law: Five Years of Scholarship on Criminal Justice in Indian Country," will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Great Hall in Armstrong Hall. The event is sponsored by the Indian Legal Program at the College of Law. It is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.