Events - Spring 2010
Faculty Roundtable featuring Professor Fan
March 17 - 12:00pm-12:50pm, Room TBD
Learn about Professor Fan's background in criminal law and what criminal justice issues she's currently focusing on.
Interested in Becoming a Prosecutor or Defense Attorney? Attend the CLS Career Panel
April 7 - 5:00pm-5:50pm, Room TBD
Justice for All? Join CLS & BLSA for a discussion about the impact of race on the criminal justice system.
April 21 - 6:00pm-7:50pm, Room TBD (reception to follow)
General Membership Meeting & Faculty Roundtable featuring Professor Robbins
January 27 - 12:00pm-12:50pm
Juvenile Sentencing: Life without Parole - Cruel & Unusual or Necessary & Appropriate?
November 19 - 6:00pm-7:50pm (with a reception to follow)
The Criminal Law Society and Criminal Law Brief are hosting a panel on the issue of juveniles receiving life without parole sentences for non-homicide crimes. On Nov. 9, the Supreme Court will hear, separately, two cases on this issue. Those cases, Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida, both involve juveniles who are serving life without parole for crimes that did not result in a homicide. The Court is looking at whether the application of this sentence violates the 8th Amendment and its prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Many organizations filed amicus briefs on both sides and this panel will include represented from such organizations as the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund and the National District Attorneys Association. Further details about the panelists will be posted soon.
Information Session & General Membership Meeting
October 12 - 12pm & 5pm