19 March 2012
The University of Auckland Faculty of Law Presents a Public Lecture by Professor Paul Marcus, the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary.
Paul Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. Formerly the law dean at the University of Arizona, his teaching and research interests are in the criminal justice, comparative law, and intellectual property areas. He has spoken to numerous judicial, bar and university groups in the U.S., and has lectured in several other nations. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. Prior to going into teaching, Professor Marcus clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and practiced law in Los Angeles. He is the author of several books in the criminal justice area and has written numerous articles in the field as well. Professor Marcus regularly serves as a consultant in on-going criminal prosecutions.
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Joined by Professor Paul Rishworth and Associate Professor Scott Optican from the Auckland Law School, Professor Marcus will speak on:
" GPS Surveillance and Consent Searches in New Zealand and the United States " — which will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012, from 6-7pm in the Northey Lecture Theatre, University of Auckland Faculty of Law, 9 Eden Crescent, Bldg 801, Level 2
Professor Marcus' lecture explores two key issues of search and seizure law in the United States and New Zealand today: consent searches, and activities by police officers that raise questions regarding the use of technology — in particular, GPS tracking devices. The three will contrast the approach to these issues taken in the two countries. Professor Marcus' discussion of GPS surveillance will focus on the latest decision of the United States Supreme Court in that area, United States v Jones, January 23, 2012, No.10-1259. In Jones, the Supreme Court ruled that the surreptitious installation by police of a GPS tracking device on a criminal suspect's automobile — without a valid search warrant — amounted to an unreasonable search prohibited by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Scott Optican, Auckland Law School, at: firstname.lastname@example.org – or at (09) 3737599 x 85637.