UM Law Review Symposium on the Death Penalty

With all our recent hires in the criminal law area, the law school is turning into something of a crim law powerhouse. So it’s appropriate that this year’s Law Review Symposium will be on the death penalty and life without parole. The Symposium will be held on the afternoon of Friday, February 17 and the morning of Saturday, February 18. Topics include:

  • whether the death penalty is near its end in the United States;
  • the debate over new lethal injection protocols;
  • the debate about life without parole as an alternative to the death penalty, and
  • the role of social science in examining the death penalty.

The keynote speaker will be Jordan Steiker of the University of Texas Law School.

Panelists will include Deborah Denno of Fordham, Robert Blecker of New York Law School, Mona Lynch of the University of California at Irvine, Corinna Lain of the University of Richmond, Adam Kolber of Brooklyn Law School, Douglas Berman of Ohio State, Cynthia Brown of the University of Central Florida, Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project, and University of Miami law professors Susan Bandes, Mary Anne Franks, Tamara Lave, and Sarah Mourer.

This is a good list of speakers — should be a great event for people interested in the topic.

For more information, or to register in advance, you can contact Farah Barquero or call (305) 284-2464.

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