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Faculty Lecture Series – Professor Tamara Rice Lave

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The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, April 27 with Professor Tamara Rice Lave. She will present "Throwing away the Key: Should States Follow U.S. v. Comstock by Lowering the Threshold for Sexually Violent Predator Commitments?" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty meeting room. The lecture begins at 12:35 p.m., following a lunch at noon in the same room. A question and answer session will follow after the lecture.

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Professor Lave was a deputy public defender for ten years in San Diego, California. As a P.D., she handled a variety of cases including possession of a spiny lobster out of season, torture, child molestation, rape, and murder.

In 2005, Professor Lave left the public defender's office to start a doctoral program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy – an interdisciplinary law and society program – at the University of California, Berkeley. While there, she was a graduate student fellow at the Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs. Her dissertation is entitled "Constructing and Controlling the Sexually Violent Predator: An American Obsession."

After receiving her Ph.D. in May 2009, Professor Lave became a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Her primary teaching areas and interests include: criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, law and philosophy, punishment, and sex offender legislation.

There is limited seating for this event. To attend, RSVP to Detra Davis Fleming at ddavis@law.miami.edu. Priority will be given to those first to reply.