Thank you for attending University of Miami Law Review‘s 2015 Symposium, Criminalized Justice: Consequences of Punitive Policy. Look out for the symposium issue to be published in the Volume 70, Winter Edition. In the meantime, please watch the 2015 Symposium videos linked below.
February 6, 2015, 11:30am through 4:45pm | February 7, 2015, 9:00am through 2:30pm
Student Activities Center: 1330 Miller Drive, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146
About the Symposium
The University of Miami Law Review Symposium is an annual event and leads to the publication of an issue. The Symposium, entitled “Criminalized Justice: Consequences of Punitive Policy,” will take a critical look at how our nation’s laws have been increasingly criminalized over the past 30 years, the negative consequences of this criminalization, and recent positive developments. We will explore this topic through a variety of subjects, including sentencing policy, immigration, homelessness, and race and social class.
The Honorable John Paul Stevens,
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Ret.)
Introduced by The Honorable Robin Rosenbaum,
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Katherine Fernandez Rundle,
Miami-Dade State Attorney
Introduced by Patricia D. White,
Dean of the University of Miami School of Law
Panel 1: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF RACE AND POVERTY
The panel will examine how and why police are more likely to target certain individuals because of their race, social class, or where they live. Panelists will also discuss the cycle of crime as it relates to incarceration and recidivism, the negative consequences that this creates, and possible solutions to the problem.
PROFESSOR JEFFREY FAGAN, Columbia Law School
PROFESSOR JONATHAN SIMON, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
TRISTIA BAUMAN, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
PROFESSOR CHARLTON COPELAND, MODERATOR, University of Miami School of Law
Panel 2: SENTENCING POLICY AND MASS INCARCERATION
The panel will focus on the trend of criminalization and the impact it has had on incarceration. Panelists will also examine our country’s prison systems and the problems that have been created through the radicalization of punishment and the recent movement away from heavy sentencing.
PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ZIMRING, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS BERMAN, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
NICOLE PORTER, The Sentencing Project
REBEKAH J. POSTON, MODERATOR, Squire Patton Boggs
Panel 3: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRATION LAW
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark opinion in INS v. Lopez Mendoza in 1984, categorizing immigration proceedings as civil in nature, the immigration laws and the ways in which they are enforced have become increasingly criminal. The panel will examine the issues criminalization has created and what procedural and substantive protections should be in place as a result.
PROFESSOR DANIEL KANSTROOM, Boston College Law School
PAROMITA SHAH, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
PROFESSOR ALLEGRA MCLEOD, Georgetown Law
PROFESSOR DAVID ABRAHAM, MODERATOR, University of Miami School of Law
Panel 4: ROUNDTABLE
PROFESSOR MARY ANNE FRANKS, MODERATOR, University of Miami School of Law
Click here for a printable version of the schedule.