Eventbrite - Symposium on Over-Criminalization: Legal and Policy Perspectives

Curbing Over-Criminalization:

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 glauterio@prosecutorintegrity.org for more information.

Innocence Summit: Information on the Innocence Summit, to be held June 12-13, can be seen HEREAttend 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


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


Press Conference: The Fallacy of Victim-Centered Investigations

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