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Ronald Sullivan, professor of criminal justice at Harvard University, will be discussing the “The Ethical Life of the Criminal Defense Lawyer” at Lycoming College Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets in Williamsport.
Professor Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory and merges legal theory and practice in unique ways. He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. As the first African American appointed as master in Harvard’s history, Professor Sullivan serves as Master of Winthrop House at Harvard College. He also is a founding member and senior fellow of the Jamestown Project.
The presentation is sponsored by the Strauser Lectureship Endowment that brings nationally-recognized speakers to the college, and is organized by the Criminal Justice department. The lectureship honors former Professor Larry Strauser who founded the interdisciplinary criminal justice program in 1977 and who worked untiringly to advocate and educate to improve the legal system in the U.S.