Two Special Law School Conferences of Note
On March 19, the 29th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception, at the Paul Levy Conference Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
The Symposium, Expanding Access to Justice in Times of Crisis, will focus on the challenges of expanding legal services and explore innovative strategies to deal with the economic downturn and any crisis.
Panels will include: Fulfilling Gideon's Promise: Expanding Access to Criminal Legal Services in Times of Crisis; Justice for Some? Challenging Limited Access to Civil Legal Services; and a Best Practices Breakout Session. There will be a keynote luncheon presentation by Professor Peter B. Edelman.
Panelists include: Jonathan Rapping, Abbe Smith, Robin Dahlberg, Lara Abel, and Alan Houseman, with more to come. CLE credit will be available. For more information and to register, contact Tory Messina.
On Thursday, April 8, Rutgers University Law School-Camden will hold a conference, Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for Reentry, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Rutgers University Law School, 217 North 5th St., Camden, N.J.
Join local, regional and national leaders for a discussion on how government agencies and not-for-profit programs can better serve those on parole or probation as well as the communities and families to which they return. Panels of practitioners, policy makers, and researchers will tackle the challenges of systemic coordination and partnership from sentencing through incarceration and release, with particular emphasis on how reentry impacts our urban centers.
RSVP by April 5 to Kristin Walker at 856-225-6325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking arrangements will be provided.