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Isolation and justice

Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present “Not Isolating Isolation: Whippings, Solitary Confinement, Prisoner Disenfranchisement, and the Bounding of Licit Punishment” on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in Barat House on the BC’s Newton Campus. Resnik is an award-winning scholar and author who teaches federalism, procedure, courts, prisons, equality, citizenship, feminism, and local and global interventions to diminish inequalities and subordination. Her publications include Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (with Dennis Curtis); Federal Courts Stories (co-edited with Vicki C. Jackson), and Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib). Resnik is the founding director of the Arthur Liman Program, which joined with the Association of State Correctional Administrators in publishing Time-in- Cell: The Liman-ASCA 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison, a report on both the numbers of people and the conditions in solitary confinement nationwide. Resnik is a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the Commission on Women of the American Bar Association; the Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Prize, awarded to outstanding faculty in higher education in the fields of psychology or law, and the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award, the highest honor presented by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Sponsor: Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy.