March 8th, 2013
WHAT: The University of Missouri School of Law will host the 2013 Missouri Law Review Symposium, “Bombshell or Baby Steps?” The symposium will focus on a recent United States Supreme Court decision, Miller v. Alabama, which held that mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles are prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.
The symposium will address constitutional, practical and policy matters regarding juveniles and sentencing. Panelists will discuss the impact that the Supreme Court’s decision on Miller v. Alabama has had on state legislatures and Congress.
The Missouri Law Review is an entirely student-run publication and one of the oldest legal publications west of the Mississippi River.
WHO: Keynote speaker:
Judge Nancy Gertner, professor of practice at Harvard University Law School
Douglas Berman, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
William Berry III, University of Mississippi School of Law
Frank Bowman III, MU School of Law
Michael O’Hear, Marquette University Law School
Bradley Bridge, Defender Association of Philadelphia
Sarah Jane Forman, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Marsha Levick, Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia
Mae Quinn, Washington University School of Law
Emily Buss, University of Chicago Law School
Clark Peters, MU School of Social Work
Mary Price, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
WHERE: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Friday, March 8
Courtroom, Hulston Hall
NOTES: The symposium is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events and to register for the symposium visit http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/symposium/lawreview2013/index.html.