Comparative Conversations on Causation and Culpability in the Criminal Law

Program and Audio Recordings

Welcome - Luis Chiesa, Professor and Director of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, UB School of Law

Session 1

Imputing Liability: The Culpability of Corporations and Accomplices


  • Heidi M. Hurd, David C. Baum Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
    Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Amy J. Sepinwall, Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • John Vervaele, Professor in Economic and European Criminal Law (Utrecht University) and Professor in European Criminal Law (Brugge)

Session 2

Culpability: Philosophical Perspectives


  • Deborah W. Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor, Fordham University School of Law
  • Stephen P. Garvey, Professor, Cornell University Law School
  • Adam Kolber, Professor, Brooklyn Law School

Session 3

Culpability: Domestic and International Perspectives


  • Kenneth W. Simons, Professor, Boston University School of Law
  • Kai Ambos - Institute for Criminal Law & Criminal Justice; Head Dept. for Foreign and International Criminal Law; Chair for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Session 4

Causation and the Fair Attribution of Harm in the Criminal Law I


  • Jean Pierre Matus, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Chile
  • Paul H. Robinson, Colin S. Diver Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Session 5

Causation and the Fair Attribution of Harm in the Criminal Law II


  • Anthony Duff, Professor and Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, University of Minnesota Law School; and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling
  • Sandra Marshall, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling
  • Manuel Cancio Meliá, Professor, Universidad Autonoma of Madrid