“Children are Different”: Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles after Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs

The title of this post is the title of the 2012 Symposium of The University of Minnesota’s Journal of Law & Inequality.  It will be held on Thursday, October 4, and it looks great.

Find out more and register here.

Here is the agenda:

8:30-9:00 Sign-In
9:00-9:15 Introduction
Erin Keyes, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Minnesota Law School
9:20-9:50 Keynote Address: “Miller v. Alabama and the (Past and) Future of Juvenile Crime Regulation”
Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
10:00-11:10 The Future of Juvenile Justice Sentencing:
“Adolescent Criminal Responsibility, Proportionality, and Sentencing Policy”

Barry C. Feld, Centennial Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law SchoolPanel of responders:

  • Elizabeth S. Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Kevin Reitz, James Annenberg La Vea Land Grant Chair in Criminal Procedure Law, University of Minnesota Law School
11:15-12:25 Neuroscience and Juvenile Justice:
“Brain Overclaim Syndrome Redux: More Cognitive Jurotherapy Is Indicated” 

Stephen J. Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPanel of responders:

  • Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
  • Francis Shen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
12:30-1:10 Lunch in Auerbach Commons
1:15-2:25 Race in Juvenile Justice and Sentencing Policy
Michael J. Leiber, Interim Chair and Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Jennifer Peck, Doctoral Candidate in Criminology, University of South FloridaPanel of responders:

  • Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor of Law and Co-director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Joshua Page, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
2:30-3:40 Practical Implications of Miller & Jackson:
“Reconsidering Punishment of Minors: Life After Miller & Jackson

Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law CenterPanel of responders:

  • John Stuart, Minnesota State Public Defender
3:45-3:55 Closing Commentary
Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor of Law and Co-director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School
4:00-5:00 Reception
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