CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 31, 2001
UI hosts conference on federal sentencing
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will serve as the host of a June
1-3 symposium on the legal and sociolegal consequences of federal sentencing
guidelines. The symposium is expected to attract federal judges, legal and
sociology scholars, government researchers and court officials to campus to
discuss the guidelines meant to bring sentencing parity in federal cases.
All meetings will be in the Illinois Room (Room 348) at the Iowa Memorial
Union. Meetings on Friday and Saturday begin at 8:30 a.m. The keynote address
will be at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City. The meeting on Sunday
begins at 8 a.m.
Celesta A. Albonetti, UI sociology professor and director of the Center
of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, is chair and organizer of the symposium.
Expected to appear are: Jeffry Standen, professor of law at Willamette University;
Michael O'Hear, assistant professor of law at Marquette Law School; William
S. Laufer, associate professor of legal studies at the University of Pennsylvania;
Susan Herman, law professor at Brooklyn Law School; and Frank O. Bowman, III,
law professor at Indiana University.
Other program speakers include: Douglas Berman, law professor at The Ohio
State University; Stephanos Bibas, assistant professor of law at the University
of Iowa; Linda Drazga Maxfield, senior research associate in the Office of
Policy Analysis of the U.S. Sentencing Commission; Louis Reedt, acting director
of the Office of the U.S. Sentencing Commission; Joseph Hall, clerk for the
Honorable James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia;
and Celesta Albonetti.
Appellate Judge Diane E. Murphy, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and chairperson
of the United Stated Sentencing Commission, will deliver Friday's keynote
dinner address titled, "The Sentencing Commission Looks to the Future."
The College of Law is an accredited sponsor of Continuing Legal Education
(CLE) and attending participants qualify for up to 16.25 hours of CLE credit
for participation in the entire three-day symposium.
The registration fee varies by date, as does the CLE credit hours. The registration
fee for Friday, June 1 is $50, six CLE credit hours; the cost for the evening's
dinner and keynote address is $30 with .75 credit hours. On Saturday, June
2, $60, 6.75 CLE credit hours (fee includes registration for the Sunday, June
3 program, which begins at 8 a.m. with 2.5 hours of CLE credit. There is no
registration fee for attendees who are not applying for CLE credit hours.
The price of lunch is not included in any registration fees.
For more information or to register, contact Carolyn Tappan at (319) 335-9089
or fax questions and registration form to (319) 335-9019.