Law and Policy Journal to host ‘Finality in Sentencing’ symposium on Friday, April 5
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February 25, 2013
The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will host a symposium, “Finality in Sentencing,” on Friday, April 5, in the Worrell Professional Center. The event is free and open to the public.
This symposium will bring together a range of legal scholars and practitioners exploring various aspects of sentencing, explained Symposium Editor Dylan Greenwood. Once a defendant has been through the criminal justice system and punished, is it really the end? Changes in sentencing law by Congress and the Supreme Court creates issues for those who have already been sentenced and an exploration of these issues shines light on how lawyers handle these changes and how prisoners are affected by them.
“The law of sentencing has been a growth area for over a generation now,” says Professor Ron Wright, faculty adviser for the symposium. “It occupies much of the time and attention of practicing lawyers, and it drives criminal justice policy.”
This lineup of speakers — among the most accomplished scholars and practicing attorneys in the field — will offer a big picture view of this field, according to Wright.
Doug Berman, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Frank Bowman, University of Missouri School of Law
Steve Chenenson, Villanova University School of Law
Lucian Dervan, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Alan DuBois, Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of N.C.
Lea Johnston, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Margaret Love, Practitioner and Former U.S. Pardon Attorney
Meghan Ryan, SMU Dedman School of Law
Ryan Scott, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Craig Watkins, District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas
Gordon Widenhouse (‘82), Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko
CLE credit for the event is pending. Visit here for more information.