School of Arts and Sciences 2013 Fall Exposition

Featuring faculty and student collaborations in Research, Scholarship and Creative Work.
When Dec 10, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Atrium and Keynote in AC-2D01
Contact Name
Contact Phone 718-262-2661
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This exciting event will feature the scholarly and creative works of York College students.   In addition to student panels, posters and projects, Judge William Erlbaum will deliver the Distinguished Provost Lecture.

He will address "Psychology, Empathy and the Law."  Judge Erlbaum is a former New York State Supreme Court Justice and longtime adjunct at York College.








Program of Activities

Event Location Time

Exposition Setup (Posters & creative work)

AC Atrium 9:15 am - 10:00 am
Exposition  Viewing AC Atrium 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

"Gender, Race and the Diversity of Culture"
Chair:  Prof. Karen Taborn with panelists Jordanne Prime, Irshaad Ishmail and Tanika Booth.

AC- 2M05 9:00 am - 9:50 am

"Reconstructing the Reconstruction Period: Multimodal Portrayals of the Ku Klux Klan 1900-1939"
Chair:  Prof. Jonathan Hall with panelists Ashley Oken, Asma Dorria, Natasha Singh and Stephanie Alvarado.

AC-2C04 10:00 am - 10:50 am

"Did the Court Get it Wrong? An examination of recent US Supreme Court Decisions"
Chair:  Prof Robin Harper with panelists Lena Balbickram, Samantha Chin, Mario Luna, Alfred Luttman, Kristy Michel and Jennipher Nyemba.

AC-2M04 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Distinguished Provost Lecture 
Psychology, Empathy and the Law
Judge William Erlbaum, former NYS Supreme Court Justice (retired)

AC-2D01 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Exposition break down AC Atrium

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Distinguished Provost Lecture
Psychology, Empathy and the Law

Justice William Erlbaum
New York State Supreme Court (retired)

William M. Erlbaum was originally appointed as a NYC Criminal Court Judge in 1979 and retired as an elected Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 2011, a period of 33 years on the bench. He is the former President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association in Queens County, former Chair of the International Criminal Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and previously served on its International Human Rights Committee. He served on the Project for the Homeless and serves on the Committee on Capital Punishment and on the Mental Health and the Law Committee of the of New York City Bar Association, the Judicial Relations Committee of the Queens County Bar Association, and is a member the Tribune Society, Judicial Friends, and Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Judge Erlbaum is Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Sciences at York College/CUNY and has taught courses including Criminal Law and Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Criminology, International Law, International Human Rights, Social Problems courses relating to Mental Illness, Domestic Violence and Homelessness, a Capital Punishment Seminar: "The Politics of Death", and a seminar entitled "Legal Foundations for World Government". Prior to his appointment to the bench, he spent 17 years as a private practice litigator in the Federal and State courts handling criminal trials and appeals and civil rights cases. His work has included other teaching positions, publications, guest lecturing, and testifying as an expert witness on a broad array of issues in the fields of law and behavioral science. His publications include  "Rethinking the Death Penalty: Can We Define Who Deserves Death?", Volume 24, Fall 2003, Number 1, Pace Law Review (co-authored); "For Appearances Sake", 48 Brooklyn Law Review 901 (a review of the Criminal Justice policies of the Nixon administration); and book reviews of American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing, appearing in the New York Law Journal (June 8, 2001) and of Triangle, The Fire That Changed America, appearing in the New York Law Journal (April 9, 2004).

Judge Erlbaum earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Connecticut, and a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College. Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, New York, he has resided for many years in Queens County with his wife, Carol Crawford, an artist and member of the faculty at Pratt Institute.

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