“The Impact of Media Coverage on a Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial”
By Midwin Charles, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC,

Monday, March 2, 2009, Syracuse University, College of Law, Room 204,
3.50 to 5.10 p.m.

The American judicial system today operates in a complex environment of legal principle, political pressure, and media coverage. The separate elements of this complex environment are typically studied by different groups of individuals working from different perspectives. Law faculty tend to focus on legal principle; political scientists examine the influence of politics; and scholars of public communications assess the media.

The goal of this lecture series is to serve as an introduction to the court system and its environment as a single, integrated subject of study. The lecture series features sitting judges, practicing lawyers, and working journalists. Each of the lectures will be held in Room 204 at the Syracuse University College of Law from 3:50 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

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