Sponsored by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation Co-Sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law and The Harvard Club of Chicago
February 20-21, 2014
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue 60611
“The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation has assembled an all-star faculty of judges, prosecutors, medical personnel, professors, government officials (including Senator Richard Durbin), economists and journalists for a vigorous "rethinking” of the War on Drugs, which began in 1971.
Federal and state governments have recently been reexamining drug laws and policies, many of which are legacies of the War on Drugs. High profile manifestations of these reexaminations include state initiatives to de-criminalize marijuana, Attorney General Holder’s August 2013 announcement of a change in federal prosecutorial policy on drug offenses, and legislation pending in Congress to grant greater sentencing discretion to the judiciary.
In addition to a live in-person audience, the symposium will be webcast simultaneously and delayed. Application for continuing legal education credit will be made in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin (over nine CLE hours for the two day symposium will be requested). As the symposium is substantially underwritten by foundations and law firms, it is priced to encourage attendance.”
Interested law school interest groups and classes are invited to send an email to email@example.com to discuss free attendance for law students.