Texas Tech Juvenile Law Symposium

Texas Tech Law School and their Law Review will be hosting the seventh annual Criminal Law Symposium on Friday, April 5, 2013, which will focus on juveniles.

National experts on juvenile transfer, procedural rights, and punishment will exchange ideas and commentary on these issues, among others.

I am grateful to my former UNC colleague, Professor Arnold Loewy, for including me among this illustrious group.

Here is the schedule of events:

9:15-9:45: Opening keynote—Franklin Zimring (U.C. Berkeley)

9:45-10:00: Break

10:00-12:00: Panel 1: When are (should) juveniles (be) tried as juveniles and when as adults?

Moderator: Ellen Podgor (Stetson). Panelists: Carissa Hessick (Arizona St.), Jancy Hoeffel (Tulane), David Pimentel (Ohio Northern), Chris Slobogin (Vanderbilt)

12:00-1:15: Lexis-Nexis Luncheon:

Speaker Arnold Loewy (Texas Tech): “The Supreme Court and Juveniles”

1:15-3:15: Panel 2. Do (should) juveniles have more, less, the same, or different procedural rights than are accorded to adults?

Moderator: Richard McAdams (Chicago). Panelists: Ron Allen (Northwestern), Tamar Birckhead (UNC), Patrick Metze (Texas Tech), David Tanenhaus (UNLV)

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-5:30: Panel 3: What is (should be) the limits of juvenile punishment?

Moderator: Joshua Dressler (Ohio St.) (tentative). Panelists: Joseph Kennedy (UNC), Michael Perlin (NY Law School), Kevin Saunders (Mich. St.), Irene Sullivan (retired Juvenile Court Judge—Tampa).

5:30-6:30: Wine and Cheese Reception

For more information, please call (806) 742-3390 x291 or visit www.texastechlawreview.org.

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