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Saturday, September 29, 2012

See you in D.C. Oct. 25-26?

The leaves here in Connecticut are turning, the SCOTUS term begins Monday, and so it must be nearly October!  I've enjoyed guest-ing at prawfs in September and am signing off for now.  However, I hope to see some of you, particularly the crim prof types, at a joint conference of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and Association of American Law Schools Criminal Justice Section, planned for Oct. 25-26th in Washington, D.C.  The program is here.  The track of joint programming planned by the AALS Criminal Justice Section, led by Michael Mannheimer and Laurent Sacharoff, is Track "B", the "Academics" track, including panels on implicit bias in the criminal punishment system, guilty pleas and ineffective assistance of counsel, and the U.S. prosecution of foreign crimes. The afternoon of Thursday Oct. 25th there will be a roundtable-style workshop of papers by crim profs, featuring prawfs blawg's own Miriam Baer, as well as others including Kim Buchanan, Sanjay Chhablani, Cara Drinan, Andrew Ferguson, and myself. 

A bonus event planned to coincide with the conference is a meeting of the ABA Corrections Committee, set for 4:00-5:30 at the Washington Court Hotel.  My co-chair David Ball and I have invited Jenni Trovillion of the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center, to talk with our committee about the Resource Center's plans for training regarding the new PREA regulations.  We hope that some of you who are attending the conference will join us to learn more about the work of the ABA Corrections Committee.  Our current projects include PREA implementation, as well as efforts addressing over-use of solitary confinement and promoting external oversight of corrections facilities.

All the best for the OT12 Supreme Court term and the 2012-13 school year, and hope to see you in D.C.!

Posted by GiovannaShay on September 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM | Permalink


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Looking forward to it all! There are way too few criminal law conferences, but this one (these two, really) will make up for that.

Posted by: Steven R. Morrison | Sep 29, 2012 7:24:39 PM

I wish I could take the credit but I merely organized the workshop. Laurent did the real heavy lifting, with big assists from Sharon Davies, Andrew Ferguson, Andy Taslitz, and some others I'm probably forgetting. See you all soon!

Posted by: Michael J.Z. Mannheimer | Sep 29, 2012 8:13:33 PM

One clarification on the ABA Corrections Committee meeting: It will be at 4:00 pm on Thursday 10/25, the day preceding the actual conference. It is scheduled to follow the Academics roundtable workshop, and will be held in the same room. So if you are workshopping a paper, stay for the meeting!

Posted by: Giovanna Shay | Oct 2, 2012 4:28:51 PM

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