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Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty

Symposium Program:

All events take place in the Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

Friday, March 22
1:00 Keynote: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, School of Law, University of California, Irvine
2:00 - 3:30 Panel One: Same Effects, Same Causes: Comparing/Contrasting Punitiveness in the Capital and Non-Capital Realms
  Panelists:
  • Jonathan Simon, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Miriam Gohara, senior counsel with the Federal Capital Habeas Project in New York
  • Discussant:         Rob Owen, University of Texas School of Law
  • Moderator:        Jordan Steiker, University of Texas School of Law
3:45 - 5:15 Panel Two: Stabilization and Legitimation: Does the Continued Retention of the Death Penalty Heighten or Lower Scrutiny of Non-Capital Practices
  Panelists:
  • Ashley Nellis, Sentencing Project
  • Carol Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
  • Jordan Steiker
  • Moderator:        Jeffrey Abramson, UT Professor of Law and Government
Saturday, March 23
9:00 - 10:30 Panel Three: Cost, the Death Penalty, and Incarceration
  Panelists:
  • Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
  • Gretchen Sween, University of Texas School of Law
  • Meredith Martin Rountree, University of Texas School of Law
  • Moderator:        Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer, LBJ School of Public Affairs
10:45 - 12:15 Panel Four: Race, Mass Incarceration, and the Death Penalty
  Panelists:
  • Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine
  • Andrew Taslitz, Professor of Law at American University
  • Discussant:         Diann Rust-Tierney, , Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Moderator:        Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Symposium registration and general contact:

The conference is free, but space is limited. To register for the conference and for additional information, contact Rachel Sidopulos, Center Administrator, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, at rsidopulos@law.utexas.edu, (512) 232-6277 (phone).

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Co-Sponsors:
American Journal of Criminal Law
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law