Law Professor Lisa Rich kicks off speaker series

Posted by Erayne Gee Hill on Sep 20, 2018 4:09:12 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Lisa Rich started off the law school's speaker series in San Antonio in early September, presenting on Business, Crime and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: An Overview of Investigations, Prosecutions and Sentencing of Businesses.

Professor Lisa A. Rich, an expert in federal criminal law and policy, and a former Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the United States Sentencing Commission, provided an overview of the federal criminal justice process as it relates to corporations and other business entities from investigation to sentencing. The presentation covered the most prevalent types of corporate crime being investigated at the federal level, including the agencies leading those investigations, an overview of the prosecutorial process, the types of questions businesses under investigation likely will be asked and the documents they should have ready, and the role of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in the process.  

Professor Rich and the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy hosted Mattie Parker, chief of staff to Mayor Betsy Price and the Fort Worth City Council, at the law school September 11, 2018. Ms. Parker, a graduate of Texas A&M Law when it was Texas Wesleyan University, talked to students about the law, public policy and legal careers in the public sector.

About Texas A&M School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, the law school acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and has increased faculty and students exponentially in its five-year existence. The law school ranks highly nationwide in dispute resolution and intellectual property and offers 11 clinics that introduce students to real-world applications of the law. For more information, visit law.tamu.edu. For more information about the Texas A&M University School of Law M.Jur. program, click here.

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

 

Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, Law Professor, Lisa Rich

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