Catholic University Law Review Presents its Annual Symposium

Friday, February 5, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Assessing Graham v. Florida at the Ten -Year Mark:
Progress and the Prospects for Ongoing 
Juvenile Sentencing Reform


Graham v. Florida at the Ten-Year Mark (1:00 p.m.)

Keynote Speaker: Perry Moriearty
Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Resentencing Hearings Post-Graham (1:30 p.m.)

  • The Honorable Jack Panella '80, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Vida Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University, former supervising attorney in the Trial Division at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Chesley Lightsey, Assistant District Attorney, Homicide Unit at Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • Moderated by Erin M. DeRiso '15, Assistant United States Attorney, Superior Court Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

Legislative Effects of Graham (2:45 p.m.)

  • Heather Renwick, Legal Director, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
  • Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer & Co-Founder, Juvenile Law Center
  • Riya Saha Shah, Managing Director, Juvenile Law Center
  • Moderated by Cara Drinan, Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America

Life after Graham (4:00 p.m.)

  • Moderated by Marc Howard, Professor of Government and Law & Director of Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown University
  • Roy Middleton, Education and Juvenile Justice Reform Fellow, BreaKFree Education
  • Alonzo Turner-Bey, recently released Juvenile Lifer
Please register in advance here

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