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NewsAttorney Scott Williams explores notions of justice

Marlboro, Vermont—Attorney Scott Williams, ’93, explores legal controversies to discuss the concept of justice on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Appletree at Marlboro College as part of the college’s Alumni Lecture Series.

In his talk, “Constructing Justice: Legal History, the Death Penalty and the Evolution of the Notions of Justice,” Williams takes examples from recent events in the media to illustrate the ideas of justice, what justice is and who decides what is just. He will also discuss the Donald Fell death penalty case, in which the federal government prosecuted the only death penalty case in Vermont in 50 years.

Williams is an attorney specializing in criminal law and product liability with Rubin, Kidney, Meyer and Dewolfe in Montpelier, which has been ranked in “The Best Lawyers in America 1997-1998” in criminal defense. He has had a unique interest in legal and social developments pertaining to the death penalty since an internship with the Philadelphia Defender Association’s Death Penalty Project in 1996. Williams, who studied sociology and anthropology at Marlboro College, earned his J.D. degree from Temple University.

This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Appletree is fully accessible. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at (802) 251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).

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