The Evolution of the Trial Advocate – Persuasion in the Contemporary Courtroom
with Aloke Chakravarty
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Please join Suffolk Law Review in welcoming Aloke Chakravarty, Assistant U.S. Attorney, to Suffolk University Law School for a lecture and discussion on trial advocacy in a nation balancing national security issues with civil rights. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 4 P.M. To attend, please proceed to the 4th floor at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108.
Mr. Chakravarty has been a trial lawyer in state, federal, and international courts. In Massachusetts, he has been an Assistant District Attorney, an Assistant Attorney General, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney. As a federal prosecutor, he currently focuses on matters involving international issues, national security, and human and civil rights. Since April 15, 2013, he has investigated and prosecuted the Boston Marathon bombing case. He has also conducted jury trials in other complex prosecutions, including cases involving genocide and human rights atrocities, material support to terrorism and the limits of free speech, and international terrorism financing, among others. Mr. Chakravarty has previously been a prosecutor at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and an attorney to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Chakravarty has driven government outreach related to civic engagement, the intersection of civil rights and national security, and the development of community and governmental partnerships to build resiliency. Mr. Chakravarty has taught trial advocacy and other courses, lectured on the privilege of public service, and has written law review articles for area law schools. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law and the Johns Hopkins University.