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Richard Lempert, JD, PhD Biography

Title:
Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology Emeritus
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[W]e may recognize that retribution by death inescapably conflicts with other deeply held and more civilized values, and for this reason we may cease to inflict it.”

“Capital Punishment in the ’80’s: ‘Reflections on the Symposium,'” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Autumn 1983

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology Emeritus
  • Former Research Deputy and Chief Scientist, Human Factors/Behavioral Science Division, Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate
  • President, Law and Society Association, 2007
  • Secretary, Section K of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005-2009
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Law and Society Association, 2005-present
  • Member, Council of the Sociology of Law Section, American Sociology Association, 2005-present
  • Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 2002-2006
  • Founding Director, University’s Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program, 2002-2004
  • Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 1995-1998
  • Acting Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 1993-1994
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Science Program
  • Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Former Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation
  • Former Member, University’s Presidential Advisory Committee on the Life Sciences, University of Michigan
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Michigan
  • BA, Oberlin College
Other:
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