DICKINSON LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON WRONGFUL JUVENILE CONVICTIONS AND FLAWS WITHIN LEGAL SYSTEM APRIL 9 SYMPOSIUM AND CLE OPEN TO FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS AND PUBLIC


February 22, 2021 — Dickinson Law Review will virtually present “Wrongful Convictions: Pursuing Justice for Juveniles and Correcting a Flawed System,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021. The annual symposium will focus on wrongful juvenile convictions and the flaws that currently exist within the legal system. Experts will highlight issues such as false guilty pleas, the misuse of statistics, and the unpleasant disparities that juveniles face when they are forced through the current legal framework. Juveniles are more likely to be wrongfully convicted than adults, but we can rely on evidence to implement positive systemic changes.

Presentations and speakers include:

Characteristics of Juvenile False Guilty Pleas
Allison D. Redlich, PhD, professor, Criminology, Law and Society — George Mason University

The Absence or Misuse of Statistics in Forensic Science as a Contributor to Wrongful Convictions
Keith A. Findley, JD — professor of law, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

The “Innocence Penalty”: Is it More Pronounced for Juveniles?
Nilam A. Sanghvi, JD, LLM — Legal Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project; Adjunct Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law; and Elizabeth A. DeLosa, JD — Managing Attorney, Pennsylvania Innocence Project at Duquesne University School of Law

Young, Black, and Wrongfully Charged: A Cumulative Disadvantage Framework
Emily Haney-Caron, JD, PhD — John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York; Director, Youth Law & Psychology Lab and Erika Fountain, PhD — University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Director, Youth Justice Lab

Opening remarks will be delivered by Dickinson Law Review Editor in Chief McKay Lewis (class of 2021), Dickinson Law Review Symposium Executive Editor Anthony Fanucci (class of 2021), and Dickinson Law Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway.

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

This program will offer approximately 4.0 CLE credits. Registration details are forthcoming.

Founded in 1897 as The Forum, the 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.