Associate Dean and Clinical Professor of Law Kim McLaurin, who supervises a Suffolk Law School student clinic on juvenile defense, spoke to the Boston Globe about the upcoming murder trial of Philip Chism. Professor McLaurin suggested that what “the defense may try to do is argue that [the murder] wasn’t planned, that he’s an impetuous teenager using that adolescent brain.” If the facts are largely undisputed, defense lawyers may rely on “trying to gain some sympathy wherever they can find it, and that’s going to be difficult in this situation,” she said.

For additional comments by Professor McLaurin and details about the upcoming trial, see the fully story here:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/10/06/jury-selection-set-begin-murder-trial-teen-accused-killing-popular-danvers-teacher/Gq77VBrvQLOfNBWkAvcNMI/story.html