Law School's Journal of Law & Inequality to hold symposium "Children are Different": Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles after Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs
Cynthia Huff, Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-625-6691
Jamie Buskirk, Lead Symposium Editor, Journal of Law & Inequality, email@example.com
Patty Mattern, University News Service, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-5551
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/28/2012) —The University of Minnesota Law School's Journal of Law & Inequality invites you to attend its 2012 symposium, “Children are Different: Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles after Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs." The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
In Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, the United States Supreme Court held that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life without parole violated the Eighth Amendment as being cruel and unusual punishment. At this symposium, participants will uncover the reasoning and practical implications of this contentious 5-4 decision. Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Scott, Harold R. Medina Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, will speak on "Miller v. Alabama and the (Past and) Future of Juvenile Crime Regulation."
Four general CLE credits and one elimination of bias credit have been approved for this event.
The cost is $25.00 for attorneys (and all others outside the University of Minnesota) and free and no registration required for students, faculty, and staff.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.law.umn.edu/lawineq/symposiummain/october-2012.html.