Constitution Day Lecture

“Imposing Sentence: The Balance Between Affording Discretion and Avoiding Disparity”

From the Friends of the Wesleyan Library comes a celebration of Elvin Lim’s favorite holiday:

GoldChief Magistrate Judge Steven Gold ‘77 P’09 will speak on how the adoption of federal sentencing guidelines affects the judge’s role at sentencing proceedings, the Supreme Court’s review of the constitutionality of those guidelines, and recent efforts on the part of trial courts to develop programs that provide alternatives to incarceration.

Steven Gold is the Court’s Chief Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York. He received his B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University (1977) and his J.D. from Yale Law School (1980). He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches courses in trial advocacy and privilege law.

Date: Tomorrow, September 19, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Science Library Study Lounge