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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Event: Marine Officer Selection Presentation

Captain Patrick McFarland of the U.S. Marine Corps discusses career opportunities with the Marines and its JAG Corps.

Location: Room 118 Department: Career and Professional Development


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Event: Bankruptcy and Race: Is There a Relation?


The Faculty Diversity Committee presents The American Pluralism Series

 Bankruptcy and Race: Is There a Relation?

Professor Jean Braucher, worked with two colleagues to study race and personal bankruptcy.  The study breaks new ground.  The study found that blacks are about twice as likely as whites to file for Chapter 13 rather than Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 costs more, takes longer, and requires more of debtors-a multi-year repayment plan.

In addition, a survey used as part of the study showed that bankruptcy lawyers were more likely to suggest to clients who were black that they file for Chapter 13 even when they had identical financial situations as white clients.


Wednesday November 7 at 12:15 in Room 164


Location: Room 164 Department: Faculty Diversity Committee


12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Event: PCLP Weekly Speaker is Forensic Psychologist John J. Toma, Ph.D.


On Wednesday, November 7th, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy is pleased to welcome John J. Toma, Ph.D., a licensed forensic psychologist. He will be here as part of the Wednesday Speaker Series on Justice Organizations and Professional Development.

Dr. Toma is a licensed psychologist (since 1996) in the State of Arizona who currently works in private practice; primarily forensic services. He provides expert mental health and neuropsychological evaluations which assist the Courts in several criminal matters including competency, sanity, mitigation, post-conviction relief, asylum, and child abuse. He has completed several evaluations concerning torture, competency, domestic violence and mental illness for both HealthRight and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Project who use these evaluations in the Supreme Court.

We will meet in Room 156. Pizza will be served at 12:05pm, with the talk beginning at 12:15pm and ending by 1:20pm.


Location: United States Department: Program in Criminal Law and Policy