University of Toledo College of Law Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series presents
Justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Historian, and Author
Old Whiskey and Young Women: Tales
of Once Famous Cases Now Nearly Forgotten
and mystery, society, sex and suspense were combined in this case in such a
manner as to intrigue and captivate the public fancy to a degree perhaps
unparalleled in recent annals.”
The Ohio Supreme Court in Ohio v.
Sheppard, 165 Ohio St. 293, 294 (1956).
Kantrowitz, who handled two dozen first-degree murder cases before joining the
bench, will explore some of the most notorious cases in American history,
including Ohio v. Sheppard. What
these cases have in common is that they titillated, if not repulsed, the entire
nation when they occurred. And today, all are nearly totally forgotten.
Justice Kantrowitz, a prolific author, brings them to life in this lecture.
and open to the public. Pizza provided.
Kantrowitz is one of the most highly published judges in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, having written books on Massachusetts criminal law, motor
vehicle tort law, juvenile law, evidence, and mental health, as well as
numerous law-related articles. He currently teaches criminal trial advocacy at
Northeastern University School of Law. He also writes a monthly newspaper
column titled "Law 'n History."
1972 to 1985, Justice Kantrowitz served in the United States Army Reserves,
leaving as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps. From 1979 to 1985, he prosecuted
cases as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. From
1985 to 1995, he maintained his own practice in Boston, concentrating in civil
and criminal litigation. In 1995 he was appointed as an associate justice of
the Juvenile Court, where he sat for six years. Governor Paul Cellucci named
Justice Kantrowitz to the Appeals Court in 2001.
Kantrowitz is a graduate of Ohio University and The University of Toledo
College of Law.