Challenges and Opportunities
Make plans to attend the premier conference on over-criminalization, June 11
Attend the CPI Innocence Summit, June 12-13, as well!
Over-criminalization — the making and enforcing of vague, often duplicative laws – has become recognized as a serious problem in the American legal system. The Symposium, which will immediately precede the CPI Innocence Summit on June 12-13, will feature presentations on how to reverse over-criminalization in our country.
Audience: Public interest attorneys, prosecutors, law school professors, policymakers, and concerned citizens
Format: Plenary presentations, panels, and networking breaks
Date: Thursday, June 11
Registration: Now open (Please note–to register for the Summit on Eventbrite, you may need to disable pop-up blockers.)
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for the Symposium. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Innocence Summit: Information on the Innocence Summit, to be held June 12-13, can be seen HERE. Attend both events, take advantage of the registration discount!
Sponsorship: The Symposium on Over-Criminalization is funded in part by a grant from the Bader Family Foundation
|8:00 AM||REGISTRATION OPENS|
|9:00 – 9:10||WELCOME: Chris Perry — Program Director, Over-Criminalization, Center for Prosecutor Integrity|
|9:10 – 9:45||KEYNOTE:|
|Paul Larkin – Senior Legal Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation|
|9:45 – 11:00||PANEL: Lessons Learned|
|MODERATOR: Paul Larkin – Senior Legal Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation|
|Molly Gill — Government Affairs Counsel at Families against Mandatory Minimums, From Bad to Worse: How Mandatory Minimum Sentences Exacerbate Overcriminalization and Overfederalization|
|Timothy Lynch — Project on Criminal Justice Director, Cato Institute|
|11:00 – 11:15||Networking Break|
|11:15 – 11:45||Over-Criminalization in Practice: Defense Bar Perspectives — Chris Perry, Program Director, Over-Criminalization, Center for Prosecutor Integrity|
|11:45 AM –1:00 PM||Buffet Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00||PANEL: The Scourge of Over-Criminalization in the Regulatory Process|
|MODERATOR: Paul Kamenar, D.C. Public Interest Lawyer|
|Barry Boss, Office Managing Partner at Cozen O’Connor|
|John Lauro, Founding Partner of Lauro Law Firm|
|Matt Kaiser, Founding Partner at Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC|
|2:00 –2:15||Networking Break|
|2:15 – 4:00||PANEL: The Over-Criminalization of Sexual Assault|
|E. Everett Bartlett, President of the Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Wrongful Convictions of Sexual Assault: A Preliminary Analysis|
|Cynthia Garrett, Board Member of Families Advocating for Campus Equality, Over-Criminalization of Sexual Assault Rooted in Campus Policies|
|Ron Henry, President at Stop Abuse for Everyone, How the ALI Draft Model Penal Code Would Dramatically Worsen Over-Criminalization|
|4:00 – 4:30||Vikrant Reddy, Senior Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, Learning from the Past to Illuminate the Way Forward|