October 25 Friday

YLS Defenders Presents: DefCon I

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • SLB - Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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Please join YLS Defenders for DefCon I, our first annual conference bringing public defenders from around the country to campus on Friday, October 25, 2019. The conference has four parts:

Mentor in Residence Sessions (10:00am-12:00pm): one-on-one conversations with some of our conference speakers. Sign up in CMS.

A View of Criminal (In)Justice Reform from the Ground (12:10-1:30pm, Room 129): a panel discussion with experienced public defenders about the present and future of criminal defense. Lunch will be provided.

Perspectives on Working in Public Defense (2:00-4:00pm, beginning in Room 129 and breaking out into seminar rooms 109-112): small group conversations with public defenders from around the U.S. Represented practice areas include: trial-level defense, juvenile defense, federal defense, and capital defense.

Social hour (4:30pm, Rudy’s): a chance for conference attendees to have informal conversations with our speakers about careers in public defense.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

YLS Defenders, BLSA, Capital Assistance Project, Career Development Office, Civil Rights Project, LLSA, the Liman Center, and YLW.