UC Davis Law professor Chin to address criminal justice's collateral consequences for Marquette Law School's Barrock Lecture

October 30, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Gabriel "Jack" Chin, the Edward L. Barrett Chair of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, will present "Criminal Justice's Collateral Consequences" for this year's George and Margaret Barrock Lecture on Criminal Law. This event will be held in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m.

What is really at stake in criminal cases? Criminal charges sometimes result in imprisonment or even execution, to be sure, but the vast majority of the 75 million Americans with a criminal record spend most of their lives in free society. The major effect of a criminal conviction is to subject individuals to collateral consequences — the tens of thousands of statutes, regulations, ordinances, and policies imposed by all levels of government curtailing civil rights, employment, licenses and permits, and other public benefits, often for life. This lecture will explore how the legal system regulates collateral consequences — spoiler alert: hardly at all — and how it might do better in the future.

Chin teaches immigration law, criminal procedure and race and law. His scholarship has appeared in the Yale, Duke, Cornell, UCLA and Penn law reviews, among others. The Supreme Court has relied on Chin's work, and he has made efforts to persuade state legislatures to repeal Jim Crow laws still on the books. Chin holds degrees from Wesleyan, Michigan, and Yale.

The Barrock Lecture is supported by a bequest of the late Mary Barrock Bonfield to honor her parents, George and Margaret Barrock. George Barrock was a 1931 graduate of the Law School.

Seating for members of the general public is available at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.