On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Criminal Justice Institute at the Law Center launches its four-part lecture series – “Criminal Law at the Cutting Edge” – with a talk by Prof. Stephanos Bibas, a professor of law and criminology of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The title of his presentation is “The Roles of Morality and Efficiency in the Criminal Justice Assembly Line,” and it begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Heritage Room.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Bibas clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Before joining the Penn Law Faculty, he practiced law with Covington & Burling, served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and taught at the University of Iowa College of Law. Bibas is the author of dozens of law review articles that examine the powers, incentives, information, and psychology that shape the behavior of prosecutors, defense counsel, defendants and judges. He is currently at work on a book – “Assembly-Line Criminal Justice” – that will be published by Oxford University Press.