Death Penalty and Life Without Parole Conference at the University of Miami

Symposium Announcement:

The 2012 University of Miami Law Review Symposium will focus on the death penalty and life without parole, and will feature Jordan Steiker of the University of Texas Law School as keynote speaker.

The symposium is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, February 17 and the morning of Saturday, February 18 at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. It will explore (1) whether the death penalty is near its end in the United States; (2) the debate over new lethal injection protocols (3) the debate about life without parole as an alternative to the death penalty, and (4) the role of social science in examining the death penalty.

Panelists include Deborah Denno of Fordham, Robert Blecker of  New York Law School, Mona Lynch of the University of California at Irvine, Corinna Lain of the University of Richmond, Adam Kolber of Brooklyn Law School, Douglas Berman of Ohio State, Cynthia Brown of the University of Central Florida, Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project,  Saby Goshray of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, and University of Miami law professors Susan Bandes, Mary Anne Franks, Tamara Lave, Sarah Mourer and Scott Sundby.

For more information and to register in advance, please contact Farah Barquero at or (305) 284-2464.

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