Spring 2015 Symposium

Halt & Reform: Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Reform Symposium Registration Now Open!

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Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Widener University School of Law

Administrative Building , Room A180

3737 Vartan Way

Harrisburg, PA 17106


wusl_librarybldgThe Widener Law Journal (WLJ) will host its annual symposium on April 20, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Widener University School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus. WLJ will also live tweet the event @WidenerJournal and hashtag #WLJSymposium.

This year’s symposium topic is Halt & Reform?: Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Guidelines Reform. The focus at the local and national level will be on the administrative, constitutional and policy considerations in criminal sentencing guidelines, the 8th Amendment and capital punishment. The latter topic is particularly timely and relevant in Pennsylvania given Governor Wolf’s recent decision to halt executions in Pennsylvania and the reaction among District Attorneys throughout the Commonwealth to challenge the decision.

Click here for more information about panel topics and confirmed panelists.