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Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquia

Each fall and spring semester, USI faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts present individual, free public lectures featuring their current research. See our current lineup of speakers for this semester below.

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Virtual LA Faculty Colloquium

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the College of Liberal Arts will be hosting our colloquia series virtually through Zoom. These presentations will be live-streamed to the USI College of Liberal Arts Facebook and uploaded to the LA YouTube.


Upcoming Event

Punishing the powerful: A study of prosecutorial misconduct in the era of ethics reforms

Dr. Caroline Jalain
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

September 24 at 3 p.m. CST
Zoom Webinar ID: 98370388951

Within the courtroom workgroup, prosecutors, along with judges, have a lot of discretion. From starting an investigation, to pressing charges, offering a plea deal, all the way through the sentencing phase, prosecutors participate in every phase of a criminal case. Unsurprisingly, with great autonomy and power come opportunities to abuse such power. This presentation will discuss the main prosecutorial ethics reforms of the past couple of decades and how they have influenced the commission of acts of misconduct by prosecutors.


Fall 2021 Schedule

September 24th

October 15th

November 19th 

More details to come as they are available.


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