The Yale Law School Association of Illinois
cordially invites you and your guest(s) to a talk on
“Death-in-Prison Sentences for Children:
Evolving Jurisprudence Regarding Extreme
Sentencing of Youth”
This past June, in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, the U.S. Supreme Court declared mandatory juvenile life without possibility of parole (JLWOP) sentences to be unconstitutional. These decisions represent both the culmination of a line of cases involving re-consideration of extreme sentences for youth and a new vision for the treatment of youth in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. With approximately 100 individuals currently serving mandatory JLWOP sentences, Illinois’ response to Miller/Jackson will have implications nationwide and will provide opportunities for pro bono attorneys to assist in both re-sentencing litigation and legislative reform.
• Shobha Mahadev, Project Director, Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic
• Alison Flaum ’96, Legal Director, Children & Family Justice Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic
Thursday, September 27, 2012
5:30 -6:00 pm reception; 6:00-7:00 pm panel discussion
Location: Peter V. Baugher ’73’s law firm--
Schopf & Weiss LLP
One South Wacker Drive, 28th Floor, Chicago
CLE CREDIT: One hour of Illinois CLE credit (pending approval)
Cost: $10.00 per person
Register: Sign up at www.regonline.com/ChicagoJJ2012
Deadline Date: RSVP by Thursday, September 24th
Contact: Office of Alumni Affairs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (203) 432-1690, if you have any questions or special needs.
Schopf & Weiss LLP is the MCLE course provider for this event.
The Yale Law School is the co-sponsor.