BYU Law Professor Daniel McConkie will present the next World of Law lecture on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. in 205 JRCB. He will discuss what it takes to become a lawyer in the criminal justice system, including prosecutions, defense work, and judging. He will also discuss the problems our criminal justice system faces, including over-incarceration (America has the highest incarceration rate in the world), inadequate funding for criminal defense, the drug war, and over-reliance on plea bargaining.
Professor McConkie was a criminal prosecutor before coming to BYU. After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2004, he was a law clerk to a federal district court judge. He was a state-level prosecutor in California and then became a federal prosecutor.
World of Law is a lecture series for undergraduate students considering law school. All of the presenters are BYU Law professors. After the presentation, food is provided and potential students have an opportunity to mingle with faculty and current law students to learn about opportunities in law and legal education.
Date: Thursday, January 15
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Classroom 205