Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Rutgers Law School is hosting a daylong symposium on Friday, September 21 in the Baker Courtroom at the Center for Law and Justice. The time of the symposium is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

The title of the symposium is Rethinking Punishment based on the title of a book by Leo Zaibert, recently published by Cambridge University Press. He is Chairman of the Philosophy Department of Union College and will be at the symposium. 

Symposium participants include Douglas Husak, a philosophy professor from Rutgers; Luis Chiesa from the University of Buffalo School of Law; Stephen Garvey from Cornell Law School;  Michael Cahill, Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School;  Mitchell Berman from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Ekow Yankah a professor at Cardozo Law School; Youngjae Lee, a professor at Fordham Law School;  Alice Ristroph, a professor at Brooklyn Law School; and Rutgers Law Professor Vera Bergelson.

It is free to attend, but participants are asked to register at this link.

The program is as follows:

9:30-9:45 – light breakfast


Michael Cahill, “Pluralist Justice in the Real World.”

Stephen Garvey, “What Does Axiological Pluralism Mean for the Criminal Law?”

Leo Zaibert

11:15-11:30 – coffee break

11:30-1 pm

Mitch Berman, “The False Promise of Pluralism.”

Alice Ristroph, “Rethinking Karma.” 

Leo Zaibert

1:00-2:15 pm – lunch


Jae Lee, “Suffering, Vengeance, and State Punishment.”

Vera Bergelson,“Justice and Mercy.”

Leo Zaibert

3:45-4:00 – coffee break


Ekow Yankah, “The Political Nature of Punishment: A Republican View of Desert.”

Luis Chiesa, "Incompatibilism a la Carte: Burdens of Proof and the Inculpation-Exculpation Asymmetry."

Leo Zaibert

5:30 - Conclusion