Sentencing Reform from the Bench: The Emerging Role of District Court Judges

Sentencing Reform from the Bench:
The Emerging Role of District Court Judges

Monday, March 26th, 2018 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012  

Attendees can register here.

To obtain the 1.5 units of CLE credit, click here for the reading material

Popular perception of the judiciary’s role in sentencing reform tends to focus on the way appellate courts interpret the law in the course of criminal appeals. In this narrative, appellate judges spur criminal justice reform by handing down binding precedent reinterpreting criminal law. But this doesn’t tell the whole story. According to recent scholarship by Professor Jessica Roth, a narrow focus on appellate law downplays the significant role trial judges can play in effecting sentencing reform, through non-binding dicta, law review articles, speeches, and other forums of advocacy.

Join us for an exciting panel discussion on how trial judges use their unique position to change sentencing practices.

Our panel will include:

The Honorable John Gleeson
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Former Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

The Honorable Denny Chin
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professor Jessica Roth
Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University
Co-Director, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law

Professor Frank O. Bowman III
Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

Professor Bruce A. Green
Louis Stein Chair of Law, Fordham Law School
Director, Stein Center for Law and Ethics

Professor Rebecca Roiphe
Professor of Law, New York Law School
Co-Dean for Faculty Scholarship

Professor Kate Stith
Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky
Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Executive Director, Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Please RSVP here by 5:00 pm Thursday March 22nd