If you want to celebrate Constitution Day in the coolest way, Jennifer Hadley has the right event for you. There is a Constitution Day Lecture by Theodore Shaw ‘76 entitled “Looking Backwards; Looking Forward: The Persistence of Race in 21st Century American Life”:
Ted Shaw is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University Law School and of counsel at the international firm of Fulbright and Jaworski. He served as director-counsel and president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 2004 through 2008 and as a Wesleyan Trustee for 15 years. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.
Date: Tuesday, Sept 17
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Smith Reading Room, Olin Library
“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:
Chief 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