Annual Symposia

Prior to publishing its annual University of Massachusetts Roundtable Symposium Law Journal, the UMass Law Review hosts a symposium conference: a forum for discussion and debate on legal trends and issues.

Annual Symposium 2018

On April 18, 2018, the UMass Law Review will host Mass Incarceration: An American Crisis.


Welcome - Dean Eric Mitnick

Opening Remarks - David M. Siegel, Director of the Center for Law/Social Responsibility, New England Law

Inventing Reform in Massachusetts Panel - State Senator William N. Brownsberger; the Bristole County Reentry Coalition; and Dr. Robert P. Waxler, English professor at UMass Dartmouth and founder of Changing Lives Through Literature

Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration Panel - Anne Marie Rocheleau, Associate Professor of Criminology at Stonehill College; Timothy F. App, President, Eastern Division, CPC, Inc. & Adjunct Professor at Stonehill College; and Dr. Nokuthula Sibanda, Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Reform Specialist at Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Confronting the Roots of Mass Incarceration Panel - Brandy F. Henry, Steering Committee Member, Massachusetts Bail Fund; Lisa H. Thurau, Esq., Executive Director, Strategies for Youth; and Prof. Viviane Saleh-Hannah, Associate Professor Chairperson, Department of Crime & Justice Studies, Black Studies, and Women & Gender Studies at UMass Dartmouth

Keynote Speaker - Sheila A. Hubbard, Esq., Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Registration required

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