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August 1, 2017

Barrett Lectures during Chautauqua Institution’s Supreme Court Week

On July 28th, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered a lecture, “Justice Robert H. Jackson and His Brethren,” in Chautauqua Institution’s Hall of Philosophy.


John Barrett

This was the final lecture in Chautauqua’s week on the general theme, “The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?” Other lecturers during the week were Linda Greenhouse, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf, Jeffrey Rosen, Akhil Reed Amar, Rev. Eugene Robinson, and Theodore B. Olson.

Professor Barrett’s lecture, previewed in this Chautauquan Daily article, is available on YouTube, as is the audience Q&A session that followed the lecture.

August 1, 2017

Boyle Presents at International Conference on Cults and at Biennial Conference of the Association of Legal Writing Directors

On July 1, Professor Robin Boyle presented at an international conference sponsored by three organizations: the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal, and Société Française de Recherche et d’Analyse de l’Emprise Mentale (SFRAEM). The Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé, and the former Prime Minister of France, Anne-Marie Courage, opened the conference, expressing concern about terrorism. Prof. Boyle presented on the topic of human trafficking and legislative developments within the United States to prevent and combat trafficking. Prof. Boyle’s audience was primarily from Europe and Asia.Boyle

Professor Boyle is on the editorial board of ICSA’s International Journal of Cultic Studies. She lectures on topics concerning cults and the law. Her recent article, Employing Trafficking Laws to Capture Elusive Leaders of Destructive Cults, was published by the Oregon Review of International Law (2016).

In addition, on July 21, 2017, Professor  Boyle presented at a biennial conference of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her topic was devising legal writing assignments that are effective for the millennial generation. She walked her audience through the steps of creating and executing exercises that are streamlined for effectiveness. Professor Boyle co-presented with Joel Atlas (Cornell Law School) and Meredith Stange (Northern Illinois University College of Law).

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