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Rutgers Law School Hosts September 16 Workshop on “Vice and Crime”

September 08, 2011 – 

Rutgers School of Law–Newark, home to one of the leading Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure faculties in the country, will host a Workshop on “Vice and Crime” on Friday, September 16, 2011. The workshop has been organized by Professor Stuart P. Green, co-editor of the recently published Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law (with R.A. Duff) and author of the forthcoming Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age (Harvard University Press). 

Workshop participants are:

  • Michelle Dempsey (Villanova University School of Law), “Vice and the Volenti Maxim,” with commentary by Adil Haque (Rutgers School of Law–Newark). Moderator: Dan Markel (Florida State University College of Law)
  • Peter de Marneffe (Arizona State University), “Vice Laws and Self Sovereignty,” with commentary by Youngjae Lee (Fordham University School of Law). Moderator: David Gray (University of Maryland School of Law)
  • Ekow Yankah (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University), “Legal Vices and the Rule of Law,” with commentary by Michael Cahill (Brooklyn Law School). Moderator: Kim Ferzan (Rutgers School of Law–Camden)
  • Rob MacCoun (UC Berkeley School of Law), “Moral Outrage and Opposition to Policies That  Reduce the Harms of Risky Behaviors,” with commentary by Jeffrey Fagan (Columbia Law School). Moderator: George Thomas (Rutgers School of Law–Newark)
  • Jim Leitzel (University of Chicago), “Toward Drug Control: Exclusion and Buyer Licensing,” with commentary by Kyron Huigens (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University). Moderator: Laura Cohen (Rutgers School of Law–Newark)
  • Vera Bergelson (Rutgers School of Law–Newark), “Vice Is Nice, but Incest Is Best,” with commentary by Luis Chiesa (Pace Law School). Moderator: Stuart Green (Rutgers School of Law–Newark)


Workshop papers will be published in Criminal Law and Philosophy.