Friday
March 15

2019 Dickinson Law Review Symposium

2018 Dickinson Law Review Team PhotoDickinson Law Review will present "Discretion and Misconduct: Examining the Roles, Functions, and Duties of the Modern Prosecutor," on Friday, March 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law. Registration is now open online.

Each year, the Symposium brings together stakeholders in the legal community — including practitioners, academics, jurists, and law students — for scholarly dialogue about forthcoming or recently published articles.

Founded in 1897 as The Forum, Penn State’s Dickinson Law Review is one of the oldest legal journals in the nation and is the flagship publication of Dickinson Law. It is a student-run journal that serves the legal community by presenting analysis and commentary on relevant topics. Issues contain articles, essays and book reviews by leading professors, judges and practitioners from around the country and the world. Dickinson Law Review also publishes student-authored comments that provide timely and original analyses of recent developments in the law. In addition, the editorial board organizes symposia and hosts scholarly dialogues with authors to discuss forthcoming or recently published articles.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice, and procedure credit and 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit. Attorneys seeking credit in states other than Pennsylvania will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance to self-report to their bars.

Those seeking CLE credit from outside the Dickinson Law community may register for a fee of $45, which includes 6.0 hours of CLE credit, program materials, breakfast, and lunch. Faculty, staff and students may attend the Symposium at no cost.

Tentative 2019 Symposium Program

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Registration
8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Prosecutorial Misconduct: Mass Gang Indictments and Inflammatory Statements
K. Babe Howell, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law 
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Between Brady Discretion and Brady Misconduct
Bennett Gershman, Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The Policing of Prosecutors: More Lessons from Administrative Law?
Aaron L. Nielson, Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Panel: Prosecutorial Discretion
12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 to 2:45 p.m. The Impact of Prosecutorial Misconduct, Overreach, and Misuse of Discretion on Gender Violence Victims
Leigh Goodmark, Professor of Law and Director, Gender Violence Clinic, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Remarks on Prosecutorial Discretion and Immigration
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law, Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Prosecutorial Discretion: The Difficulty and Necessity of Public Inquiry
Bruce Green, Louis Stein Chair and Director, Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law
3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks — Dean Gary S. Gildin

* Please note that the order of the speakers is subject to change. The specific title of presentations are not yet finalized.

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