Events Bring Criminal Justice Experts to UW Law School

UW Law School will host two events in April on criminal justice policy. All interested students and faculty are invited to attend.

Wednesday, April 13, 9-10 a.m.
UW Law, Lubar Commons

The Law School will host a continental breakfast with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project and one of the country’s leading experts on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system. Mr. Mauer has directed programs on criminal justice policy reform for 30 years, and is the author of some of the most widely-cited reports and publications in the field, including Young Black Men and the Criminal Justice System and the Americans Behind Bars series comparing international rates of incarceration.

Friday, April 15, 9-10 a.m.
UW Law, Rm 3250

This year's Fairchild Lecturer, Judge William Sessions, will participate in an informal gathering with students and faculty interested in discussing sentencing and criminal justice policy. Judge Sessions is immediate past chair of the United States Sentencing Commission and a long-time former Commissioner.

"We're fortunate to have two prominent leaders in the field of criminal justice visiting us," says Professor Cecelia Klingele, organizer for the events. "Both Mr. Mauer and Judge Sessions have been actively involved in promoting and implementing important recent changes in sentencing and correctional policy, and their experiences give them a unique perspective from which to comment on future developments in the criminal justice system."

Please contact Professor Klingele with any questions.

Submitted by UW Law News on April 14, 2011

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