Cigar Society of Chicago
Criminal Justice in this Time of
                              Pandemic, with Mark Wojcik

In addition to the health issues raised, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised a great many legal issues, including issues of civil and criminal liability,  substantive criminal law, and the treatment of prisoners.

Topics for discussion will include: Decreases in the Overall Crime Rate, Domestic Violence Increases (Even if Reporting of It Didnít), Restaurant Burglary Rates Increase, Shoplifting, Feared Rise in Hate Crimes and Extremist Violence, Intentional Transmission of COVID-19 and Related Offenses, Violation of Public Health Orders, Attempted Sale of Non-Existent Surgical Masks, COVID-19 Testing, Wire Fraud, and Mail Fraud, Wrongful Claims for Small-Business Paycheck Protection Money, Failure to Vacate, Cash Bail Eliminated for Most Crimes, Prisoners at Risk, Early Release of Prisoners. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5:30-7:00 pm CDT

Sign in 5:00-5:30 pm for informal cigar and cocktail chatter.
The event will be called to order at 5:30.
There will be a Q&A session following the lecture. Audience participation is invited.
The event will conclude at 7 pm.
An optional cocktail party and discussion will continue after the event.
Be sure to have your cocktails and cigars at ready hand.

Register for this event.

Mark Wojcik joined the faculty of the John Marshall Law School in 1992. He teaches lawyering skills, international criminal law, international human rights, international trade law, torts, international Law, and human rights in a changing society.

He is the author and co-author of numerous law review articles, book chapters, and books, including the first casebook on AIDS Law, the first legal writing text for non-native speakers of English, and Illinois Legal Research.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at