Nov. 8 lecture to focus on mass incarceration, retributive justice

The Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution will present the Elmer F. and Ellen Law Burwig Lecture Nov. 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the law school’s moot courtroom.

This year’s topic is “Mass Incarceration, Retributive Justice and the Penal Substitution Doctrine of the Atonement: Restorative Justice’s Response.” Thomas W. Porter Jr., co-director of the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University’s School of Theology and co-executive director of JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, will lead the free, public lecture.

The event will be webcast live and available afterward for viewing on demand at

For more information, visit the law school’s website or email