Shakespeare and the Law-Belief and Burden of Proof Through the Lens of Six of Bard's Plays

02/12/19
Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre
on the campus of New England Conservatory
Boston
The Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society together with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents its 17th Shakespeare and the Law Program, featuring the themes of belief and burden of proof through the lens of six Shakespeare plays:

Cymbeline - Hamlet - Henry IV, Part 1 - Julius Caesar - Measure for Measure - Othello

Following a staged reading of brief scenes from each play, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, activists, and commentators will debate how allegations of impropriety should be measured and judged in the courtroom, at the workplace, on college campuses, and in congressional hearings.

Special Guests:
• Wendy Kaminer, author, lawyer, and social critic
• Samantha Harris, Vice President for Procedural Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights
• Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law; Director of Harvard University's Gender Violence Program

Participants include:
• Jennifer Braceras, Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum; Former Commissioner of the
United States Commission on Civil Rights (2001-2007)
• Justice Robert Cordy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired)
• Justice Judith Cowin, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired)
• Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (retired)
• Judge Nathaniel Gorton, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
• Judge Timothy Hillman, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
• Jeff Jacoby, Columnist, Boston Globe
• Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts
• Judge George O'Toole, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
• Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney
• Judge Douglas Woodlock, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
• Judge Rya Zobel, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Moderated by: Retired Federal Judge Nancy Gertner and Jennifer Braceras

Produced by: Daniel J. Kelly, Partner at Mccarter & English, LLP

Directed by: Adam Sanders, Associate Artistic Director of the Commonwealth
Shakespeare Company

To register, click here.