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2012 Symposium
"Children are Different": Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles under Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs

Thursday, October 4, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Lockhart Hall (Room 25)

4 General CLE Credits and 1 Elimination of Bias Credit
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Cost: $25 for Attorneys (and all others outside the University of Minnesota)
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Agenda

8:30-9:00 Sign-In
9:00-9:15 Introduction
Erin Keyes, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Minnesota Law School
9:20-9:50

Keynote Address: "Miller v. Alabama and the (Past and) Future of Juvenile Crime Regulation"
Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Watch the keynote address

10:00-11:10

The Future of Juvenile Justice Sentencing:
"Adolescent Criminal Responsibility, Proportionality, and Sentencing Policy"

Barry C. Feld, Centennial Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Panel of responders:

  • Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Kevin Reitz, James Annenberg La Vea Land Grant Chair in Criminal Procedure Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Watch this panel
11:15-12:25

Neuroscience and Juvenile Justice:
"Brain Overclaim Syndrome Redux: More Cognitive Jurotherapy Is Indicated"

Stephen J. Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panel of responders:

  • Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
  • Francis Shen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
12:30-1:10 Lunch in Auerbach Commons

1:15-2:25

Race in Juvenile Justice and Sentencing Policy
Michael J. Leiber, Interim Chair and Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Jennifer Peck, Doctoral Candidate in Criminology, University of South Florida

Panel of responders:

  • Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor of Law and Co-director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Joshua Page, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
Watch this panel
2:30-3:40

Practical Implications of Miller & Jackson:
"Reconsidering Punishment of Minors: Life After Miller & Jackson"

Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center

Panel of responders:

  • John Stuart, Minnesota State Public Defender
  • Jeffrey R. Edblad, Isanti County Attorney
Watch this panel
3:45-3:55

Closing Commentary
Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor of Law and Co-director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School
Watch the closing commentary

4:00-5:00 Reception


Special thanks to Omid Ahourai for his volunteer assistance putting the videos together.

 
 
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For more information on this symposium, please contact: Lead Symposium Editor Jamie Buskirk at busk0050@umn.edu