UNLV Juvenile Justice Conference Scheduled for April 12-13, 2013

I originally posted info on this conference last summer.  Here is updated info:

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor David Tanenhaus (left), together with Frank Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, will host a conference, “Juvenile Justice–Choosing the Future,” on April 12-13, 2013, at UNLV. The conference will include sessions on disconnecting the school-to-prison pipeline; the relationship between immigration policy and juvenile justice; the significance of brain science for youth policy; and the behavioral and legal issues involving juvenile sex offenders. At the concluding session, Professors Zimring and Tanenhaus will outline the priorities and models for legislative change. The presenters’ papers will be published in a volume that Professors Zimring and Tanenhaus are editing for their new book series with New York University Press on Youth, Crime, and Justice.

Professor Tanenhaus currently serves as Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at UNLV, the James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law at Boyd School of Law, and Editor of Law and History Review, which Cambridge University Press publishes as a quarterly on behalf of the American Society for Legal History. Since coming to UNLV in 1997, Professor Tanenhaus has taught courses on American legal and constitutional history, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, children and society, and introductory surveys of U.S. History.


Friday, April 12, 2013
8:15-9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast (Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility)
9:00-9:15 a.m. History as a Guide for Reform
Featured Speaker: David Tanenhaus, UNLV History Department and Boyd School of Law
9:15-10:30 a.m. Disconnecting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Featured Speaker: Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware
Chair: Mary Berkheiser, Boyd School of Law
Discussants: James Forman, Jr., Yale University and Ramona Denby Brinson, UNLV Lincy Institute
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Evolving Policy and Potential Reforms for Disclosure of Juvenile Arrests, Court Involvement and Dispositions
Featured Speaker: James Jacobs, New York University
Chair: Anne Traum, Boyd School of Law
Discussants: Steve Wolfson, Clark County (NV) District Attorney; Judge William Voy, Clark County (NV) Juvenile Court; and Maximo Langer, UCLA
12:15-1:45 p.m. Keynote Luncheon Address – James Forman, Jr., Yale University (UNLV Tam Alumni Center)
2:00-3:30 p.m. Immigration Status, Immigration Policy and the Delinquency Responses of Juvenile Courts
Featured Speaker: David Thronson, Michigan State University
Chair: Angela Morrison, Boyd School of Law
Discussants: Fatma Marouf, Boyd School of Law and Michael Kagan, Boyd School of Law
3:45-5:00 p.m. Juvenile Sex Offenders
Featured Speaker: Michael Caldwell, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Chair: Ann Cammett, Boyd School of Law
Discussants: Frank Zimring, UC Berkeley and Donella Rowe, Clark County (NV) Deputy District Attorney – JSO
Saturday, April 13, 2013
8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30-10:45 a.m. Brain Science: Rhetoric and Reality
Featured Speaker: Terry Maroney, Vanderbilt University
Chair: Jean Sternlight, Boyd School of Law
Discussants: Stacey Tovino, Boyd School of Law and Rebecca Nathanson, Boyd School of Law
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Priorities and Models for Legislative Change
Featured Speaker: Frank Zimring, UC Berkeley
Chair: David Tanenhaus, UNLV History Department and Boyd School of Law
Discussant: NV Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto


To register for this free conference, click here.

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One Response to UNLV Juvenile Justice Conference Scheduled for April 12-13, 2013

  1. Zerrick Campbell says:

    Probation officer with San Bernardino County interested in attending the UNLV Juvenile Justice Conference advertised above. Would like additional information regarding the conference to present to additional officers in the area.