LAW LIBRARIANS of NEW ENGLAND
Fall Conference
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October 20, 2000
Storrowton Tavern and Carriage House
West Springfield, Massachusetts

THE DEATH PENALTY DEBATE

A one-day conference featuring an array of speakers discussing the history of capital punishment, the Supreme Court decisions relating to this topic, the "Innocence Project" of Cardozo School of Law, as well as the human rights and international law aspects, with attention given to specific circumstances (age, race, mental capacity, etc.)

Program – Morning

8:30 to 10:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
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9:30 to 10:00LLNE Business Meeting
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10:00Welcome
(Donald J. Dunn, Dean, Western New England College School of Law)

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10:00 to 10:45 Capital Punishment, An Overview
(Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

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10:45 to 11:00BREAK
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11:00 to 11:45 – Capital Punishment and the Supreme Court of the United States
(Kyron Huigens, Professor, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University)

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11:45 to 12:15 – Death Penalty and International Law
(Arthur D. Wolf, Professor, Western New England College School of Law)

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12:15 to 1:30LUNCH

Program – Afternoon

1:30 to 2:30 – The "Innocence Project"
(Student participants from Cardozo School of Law will discuss their work with this project)

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2:30 to 3:00 – The Death Penalty as a Deterrent
(Senator Michael R. Knapik, State Senate, Massachusetts)

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3:00 to 3:15 – BREAK
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3:15 to 4:15 – The Death Penalty – Specific Circumstances
(Jocelyn Cuffee, Instructor, Legal Research and Writing Program,
Western New England College School of Law)
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(William C. Newman, Director, ACLU of Massachusetts)

Program Ends

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