Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions (October 21, 2010)

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy at the George Mason University School of Law will host its annual symposium on October 21, 2010, in partnership with the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Foundation for Criminal Justice.  There is widespread recognition, across the political and ideological spectrum, that the United States is over-criminalized, and that over-criminalization poses serious threats to our liberties, our values, and our prosperity.  With recognition and examination of this problem, it is now time to move to the next level – developing solutions. This symposium will capture the broad consensus on the over-criminalization problem and serve as the motivation for reform.

View the entire program here.

Some of the speakers confirmed for the symposium include:

Larry Thompson, General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affiairs, PepsiCo, Inc.

Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York

Larry Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair and Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois College of Law

Darryl Brown, O.M. Vicars Professor of Law and David H. Ibbeken ’71 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Sara Sun Beale, Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Hon. Frederic Block, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York

Hon. Cormac J. Carney, United States District Judge, Central District of California

Roger Fairfax, George Washington University Law School

Jim E. Lavine, Zimmermann, Lavine, Zimmermann & Sampson P.C., and President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cynthia Orr, Attorney, Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley and Immediate Past President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Solomon L. Wisenberg, Partner & Co-chair of the White Collar Crime Defense Group, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Lucian E. Dervan, Southern Ilinois University School of Law

Kate Stith, Lafayete S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Lawrence S. Goldman, Law Office of Lawrence S. Goldman and Past President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hon. Nancy Gertner, United States District Judge, District of Massachusetts

Harvey Silverglate, Author and Of Counsel, Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt and Duncan, LLP

The full agenda and registration are now available.  The registration fee is $125 by October 1st, $175 after October 1st, and $30 for students.  5.0 Virginia CLE credits are approved.  We will also support you in submitting any CLE paperwork for your state bar association.


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