Post Date: March 2, 2005

“With the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Booker case, the federal criminal sentencing process is in turmoil,” said Professor Charles Ogletree, director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute. “This conference is quite timely, and will allow judges, practitioners, legal scholars and students to not only understand what Booker means, but also force us all to figure out how to repair a broken system.”

The symposium consists of two panels: a practitioner panel that will consider the guidelines from a day-to-day perspective and a policy panel that will discuss theoretical perspective on criminal sentencing. Both panels will take place in Austin Hall North at Harvard Law School.

Policy Panel 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Moderator: Mark Tushnet, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Panelists: Rachel Barkow, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law Frank Bowman, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law Jeffrey Fisher, Davis Wright Tremaine & University of Washington School of Law Break 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Practitioner Panel 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moderator: Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Panelists: Michael Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice The Honorable Jed Rakoff, Judge, Southern District of New York John Richter, Chief of Staff Criminal Division, Department of Justice Rosemary Scapicchio, Attorney Law Offices of Rosemary Scapicchio

The symposium is sponsored by Harvard Law School, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, the HLS Dean of Students’ Office, the HLS Publications Office, Westlaw, and the Appellate Law Offices of Stephen Temko. For more information, please visit the conference website.