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Criminal Law Expert Professor Paul Marcus to Deliver 5th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture

Former UA Law Dean Paul Marcus is slated to speak at a free public event, the 5th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture, on Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., in the Ares Auditorium (Room 164). His topic is “Miranda, the Exclusionary Rule, Jurors Talking, Entrapment, and Harsh Sentencing:  Why the U.S. Criminal Justice System Has All of Them, But Other Nations Do Not.”

Prof. Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. He is the winner of numerous teaching awards and was designated one of 12 “Outstanding Faculty” in the state of Virginia for the year 2010. Prof. Marcus is also founder and director of the Literature and the Law Program at the Central Virginia Regional Jail. He was previously named Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the University of Arizona Law College Association and Volunteer of the Year by the Williamsburg Big Brothers Mentoring Program; he received the Sullivan Award given by the College of William and Mary for outstanding public service.

His teaching and research interests are in the criminal justice, comparative law, and intellectual property areas. He has spoken to many judicial, bar, and university groups in the U.S., and has lectured in numerous other nations. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. Prior to going into teaching, Professor Marcus clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and practiced law in Los Angeles.

There is no charge to attend this lecture, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made online at Those without reservations are not guaranteed seating. For more information, see