The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy will host a symposium, “Finality in Sentencing,” on Friday, April 5, in the Worrell Professional Center.
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.
Doug Berman, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Frank Bowman, University of Missouri 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 for Dallas County, Texas
Russell Wilson, Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas
Gordon Widenhouse (‘82), Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko
Schedule of Events
|9:00-9:10am||Dean Blake Morant||Opening Remarks||Room 1302|
|9:10-10:10am||Frank Bowman & Margaret Love||Systems Built to Allow Reconsideration of Sentences||Room 1302|
|10:10-10:50am||Craig Watkins & Russell Wilson||The Prosecutor and Reconsideration of Sentences||Room 1302|
|11:00-12:30pm||Doug Berman, Ryan Scott, & Gordan Widenhouse||Retroactive Application of New Sentencing Law||Room 1302|
|12:30-2:00pm||Lunch at Autumn Room, Reynolda Hall|
|2:00-3:00pm||Lea Johnston & Meghan Ryan||How to Handle New Information About the Offender||Room 1312|
|3:00-4:00pm||Alan DuBois & Lucian Dervan||Sentencing Finality of Special Categories of Offenders||Room 1312|
Check here for a more detailed schedule of events.
CLE credit for this event is pending.