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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

"Reducing Reliance on Incarceration," D.C. Oct. 27-28

For those who debate whether law profs have anything of value to say to practitioners, or vice versa, a group of profs has bet eight months of work that we do!

In a few weeks, on Oct. 27-28th, the American Association of Law Schools Criminal Justice Section will co-sponsor one track (and the opening plenary) of an ABA Criminal Justice Section conference devoted to the theme of "Reducing Reliance on Incarceration."  The conference, organized by law profs including star prawfs blawg contributor, Shima Baradaran (BYU), includes a plenary convened by Chris Slobogin (Vanderbilt) devoted to reducing incarceration in a time of fiscal austerity, followed by break-out sessions on judicial decision-making in sentencing, state legislative initiatives to reduce reliance on incarceration, and alternatives such as specialty courts and restorative justice.  Moderators include Shima, Cecelia Klingele (Wisconsin), and Lisa Smith (Brooklyn).  Andrew Ferguson (UDC) served as the D.C.-based organizer.  Events will include profs, judges, practicing attorneys, and criminal justice professionals. 

For those who arrive on Thursday evening, there is also a participatory roundtable workshop at which nine scholars working in the area will present works-in-progress.  Works will be presented by Laura Appleman (Willamette), David Ball (Santa Clara), Cara Drinan (Catholic), Cecelia Klingele (Wisconsin), Alex Kreit (Thomas Jefferson), Andy Taslitz (Howard), Anne Traum (UNLV), J. Glass (independent), and Jill D'Angelo (Buffalo). 

You can register for the conference through the ABA Criminal Justice Section, or email me, Giovanna Shay, at [email protected] for more details.

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