Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 26, 2023 11:15 AM


  • Lauren Ouziel,  James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University


  • Robert Dujarric, ICAS Co-Director


Donald Trump is in pole position to win the Republican nomination. If he does, opinion surveys indicate that he could be elected to the presidency in November 2024.

Former president Trump also faces an unprecedented number of legal troubles, both in federal courts and in Georgia and New York. While the primary and then general election campaigns gather steam, one of the key candidates will be dealing with numerous indictments that carry the risk of long prison sentences. Should Trump win and be inaugurated as president in January 2025, what would be the implications of his being simultaneously the chief executive, a defendant, and possibly a convicted felon?

Professor Lauren Ouziel of Temple University's Beasley School of Law, a former federal prosecutor, will help us understand these issues. Following her presentation, we will have a Q&A with the audience. 

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Thursday, October 26, 2023 10:00


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

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Lauren Ouziel

James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University

Lauren Ouziel is a scholar of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Criminal Law and Evidence. Her research focuses on relational dynamics among and between the criminal system’s institutional actors (prosecutors, law enforcement agents, courts and the defense bar) and has explored how these dynamics influence varied aspects of the criminal process, including case disposition and sentencing, fact-finder selection, evidentiary doctrine, the exercise of enforcement discretion, and perceptions of legitimacy. Her work has appeared in leading law journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review and the Notre Dame Law Review, among other venues.

Prior to entering academia Professor Ouziel was a federal prosecutor for eight years, serving in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and later the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that capacity she investigated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters including financial and securities frauds, national security offenses, narcotics, violent gangs, and corruption, trying numerous cases to verdict and arguing a number of appeals. From 2002 to 2004, Professor Ouziel was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where she focused on complex commercial civil litigation. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Professor Ouziel served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University School of Law.

Professor Ouziel received her BA in history from Harvard University and her JD from Columbia University School of Law, where she was the Writing and Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.