“Backdoor of the Juvenile Courts” Waiver of Juvenile Status and the Impact of Criminalization

A symposium sponsored by the LSU Law Center, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and George and Jean Pugh Institute for Justice will be held Friday, March 19, 2010.

Time and Location
8 a.m. – 8:45: Registration
Tentative Location:  David Robinson Courtroom, LSU Law Center

Dignitaries and speakers include:
• Jack M. Weiss, Chancellor, LSU Law Center

• Catherine D. Kimball, Chief Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court

• Dr. Debra DePrato, Project Director, Models for Change Louisiana, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

• Matthew Juneau, Articles Editor, Louisiana Law Review

• Professor Frank Zimring, University of California at Berkeley Law School

• Professor Elizabeth Scott, Columbia University Law School

• Mark Soler, Executive Director, Center for Children’s Law and Policy

• Dr. Thomas Grisso, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Law-Psychology Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School

• James Bell, The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity

• Neelum Arya, Director of Research and Policy, Campaign for Youth Justice, Washington, D.C.

• Derwyn Bunton, Director, Orleans Public Defenders, former Director of Regional Juvenile Services and the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

• Mark Daugherty, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

• LA Senator Cheryl Gray

• Gerald Gault, introduced by Patti Puritz [tentative]

–Open to the public–