Upcoming Events

Overcriminalization 2.0 Symposium October 21

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy at the George Mason University School of Law will host its annual symposium on October 21, 2010, in partnership with the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Foundation for Criminal Justice. There is widespread recognition, across the political and ideological spectrum, that the United States is over-criminalized, and that over-criminalization poses serious threats to our liberties, our values, and our prosperity.  With recognition and examination of this problem, it is now time to move to the next level – developing solutions. This symposium will capture the broad consensus on the over-criminalization problem and serve as the motivation for reform.

Some of the speakers confirmed for the symposium include:

Larry Thompson, General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc.
Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
Larry Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair and Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois College of Law
Darryl Brown, O.M. Vicars Professor of Law and David H. Ibbeken ’71 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Sara Sun Beale, Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Hon. Frederic Block, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York
Hon. Cormac J. Carney, United States District Judge, Central District of California.

The registration fee is $125 by October 1st, $175 after October 1st, and $30 for students.  5.0 Virginia CLE credits are approved. We will also support you in submitting any CLE paperwork for your state bar association.