Symposium 2014:

Rutgers Law Review and The Institute for Professional Education are pleased to announce

When the Law is Guilty: Confronting the Mass Incarceration Crisis in the United States

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Rutgers School of Law – Newark,
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice | 123 Washington Street | Newark, NJ 07102

This symposium will examine the law, policies, and procedures that contribute to mass incarceration. Among the issues to be covered are the increase in the use of the criminal justice system to address social problems, conditions of confinement, and how barriers facing the incarcerated upon reentry increase the likelihood of re-incarceration. Finally, the symposium will examine approaches for reforming the system from judicial, legislative and direct advocacy perspectives.

Topics include:

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Racial Profiling and Unconstitutional Stop & Frisks

Mandatory minimums, recidivist enhancements, and the limits on judicial discretion

The “War on Drugs” and Three Strikes Laws

Disenfranchisement and discrimination against the formerly incarcerated

Proposals for reform

Speakers Include:

Vincent Warren – Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights

The Honorable Mark Bennett – United States District Court Judge for the District of Iowa

Mark Osler – University of St. Thomas School of Law

Alexander Shalom – Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of New Jersey

David Mills – Stanford Law School

Norris Henderson – Founder & Executive Director of V.O.T.E.

Dr. Todd Clear – Provost of Rutgers-Newark

Rick Jones – Executive Director & Founding Member of Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

Michael Correiro – Executive Director & Founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice

Ellen C. Yaroshefsky – Cardozo School of Law

Frank Askin – Rutgers School of Law-Newark

CLE Credit: Registration Fee: $125

6.0 NJ|6.0 NY|5.0 PA credit hours

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Co-sponsored by: The Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program and The American Constitution Society Student Chapter of Rutgers School of Law-Newark


The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association recognized two Law Review members at its 8th Annual Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law Platinum Gala. The Honorable Barbara Byrd Wecker ’74 received the Platinum Award and Sabrina Baig ’17 received a grant for her essay, A Near Zero Tolerance Policy.

Congratulations to Staff Editor Christine Braswell ’17 for receiving a scholarship from Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. The scholarship is granted based on the student’s academic, vocational, and volunteer background.

American Bar Association Approves Merger Creating Rutgers Law School.

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts cites four articles from Volume 67, Issue 3, in the 1st drug-patent-settlement ruling since its June publication.

Congratulations to Dean Ronald K. Chen ’83 for receiving the Parker A. Small Public Service Award.


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