Columbia Law Review Author Talk Series - Professor Bennett Capers

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 101
Feb 22
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 101

Please join the Columbia Law Review for an informal lunchtime conversation with Professor Bennett Capers author of "Criminal Procedure and the Good Citizen," an Essay forthcoming in the Law Review’s March 2018 book.

In "Criminal Procedure and the Good Citizen," Professor Bennet Capers uses the aggregation of dicta from various criminal procedure cases to highlight the way in which the Supreme Court demarcates a form of citizenship that involves ceding constitutional protections in service of the state as good citizenship, and simultaneously marks certain citizens as not good, or indeed as insubordinate and unruly. Professor Capers argues that the Court’s citizenship talk chills participatory citizenship and frustrates democratic dissent, particularly from Black and brown Americans.

Professor Capers will give a short summary of "Criminal Procedure and the Good Citizen" and we’ll open the floor to students who have questions about the Essay or the writing and publication process. Any 1Ls who would like to learn more about the how law journals work are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for a sneak peek.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/yucKudBbtHJxmUyM2. Due to space constraints, we are capping attendance at 30 people. We will give these seats to the first 30 people who RSVP via the Google form. Contact Alexsis Johnson ([email protected]) with any questions about the event.