HUC-UC Center for the Study of Ethics and
Contemporary Moral Problems Welcomes Professor Mark Stavsky as Scholar-in-Residence
HUC-UC Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems
is pleased to welcome Professor Mark Stavsky as the 2002-2003 Scholar-in-Residence.
Professor Stavsky is an attorney and noted legal scholar who has
lectured in countries around the world, including Japan, England,
Pakistan, and Thailand. "We are honored to have Professor Stavsky
as part of our community this year and to offer our students the
opportunity to learn with such a scholar," commented Rabbi Kenneth
E. Ehrlich, dean of the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion.
Professor Stavsky currently teaches at Salmon P. Chase College
of Law at Northern Kentucky University, specializing in criminal
procedure, evidence, trial advocacy, white-collar crime, comparative
law, and prisoner's rights. During his year of residency, Professor
Stavsky will teach a joint course in "Criminality and Civil Disability"
at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion in addition to offering a lecture
and conducting research.
The joint course will address the implications of criminality.
"Members of our society endure civil disabilities following the
discharge of their sentences," explained Stavsky, who is the director
of the Kentucky Innocence Project. "Such disabilities range from
the prohibition to bear arms to the inability to exercise the right
to vote." Dr. Jonathan Cohen, director of the HUC-UC Ethics Center,
who will co-teach the joint course said, "It will offer contemporary
American and Jewish perspectives on the subject of criminality,
guilt, and innocence, as well as various issues relating to the
re-integration of offenders into society."
A 1973 graduate of Northwestern University, Professor Stavsky
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 the New York University School of
Law, where he was a Marshall Fellow in Civil Liberties. His most
recent publication is entitled The Journey to Miranda and Beyond:
The Development of the Constitutional Right to Counsel During Interrogation
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 Ethics Center contact
(513) 221-1875, ext. 367.