Mark Stavsky to present
"Civil Disabilities: Secret 'Punishment' for Ex-Offenders"
at Food For Thought Luncheon Lecture
Professor Mark Stavsky, scholar-in-residence at the Hebrew Union
College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics
and Contemporary Moral Problems, will present "Civil Disabilities:
Secret 'Punishment' for Ex-Offenders" at the next Food for Thought
Luncheon Lecture. This eye-opening lecture will explore and critique
our system of civil disabilities and will consider alternatives
to make the system more just. The lecture will take place at noon
on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion's Mayerson Hall Auditorium, 3101 Clifton Avenue.
Persons convicted of felonies suffer penalties for their criminal
conduct that can far outlast any formal punishment they receive
when sentenced. These penalties vary from state to state, but often
include the loss of a job, the right to vote, and even one's children.
Such disabilities are so extensive that defense attorneys, prosecutors,
and judges are themselves unaware of what amounts to hidden "punishment."
Professor Stavsky is currently serving as 2002-2003 scholar-in-residence
for the HUC-UC Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral
Problems. He is co-teaching a course in Criminality and Civil Disability
at UC College of Law and HUC-JIR with Dr. Jonathan Cohen, the director
of the HUC-UC Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral
Problems. Stavksy is a professor at Northern Kentucky University's
Chase College of Law where he teaches criminal procedure, evidence,
trial advocacy, white-collar crime, comparative law, and prisoner's
rights in addition to serving as Faculty Supervisor to the Kentucky
Stavsky is a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University. He earned
the degree of juris doctor magna cum laude from DePaul University
College of Law in 1976 and received a master of laws degree (in
criminal justice) in 1982 from New York University School of Law
where he was a Marshall Fellow in Civil Liberties. Professor Stavsky
has lectured around the world, including Japan, England, and Thailand.
His most recent publication (with A. Todd) is titled One Down, One
to Go: The Supreme Court and the PLRA's Exhaustion Requirement (2002).
In its thirteenth season, Food For Thought features scholars and
HUC-JIR faculty who discuss their fields of expertise and recent
research with the public. The Department of Outreach Education invites
the community to this lecture with Professor Mark Stavsky. A hot
buffet lunch will be available for $8; reservations are necessary.
There is a $2 fee to attend the lecture only. To learn more about
Food For Thought, the Department of Outreach Education of HUC-JIR,
or to make a reservation contact Marcia Cruse, (513) 221-1875 ext.
Established in 1986, Hebrew Union College-University
of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral
Problems promotes teaching, learning, and research in applied
ethics and ethical literature and offers an open and respectful
setting for scholarly discourse of various religious and secular
ethical traditions. The Ethics Center serves as a resource for faculty,
students, professionals, and members of the community to help them
identify ethical issues, and to make personal and professional ethical
decisions. For more information about the HUC-UC Center for the
Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, contact (513) 221-1875,