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Mandatory Sentencing and the Death Penalty
MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room

Please join the Claremont Law Journal for a lunch and panel discussion on Mandatory Sentencing and the Death Penalty featuring professors from Azusa Pacific University, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Cornell University Law School.

Jennifer E. Walsh
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of History and Political Science
Azusa Pacific University

Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., is a professor of political science. Her areas of teaching emphasis include American government and U.S. political institutions, including Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, constitutional law, and state and local politics. Her primary research interests include crime policy, such as the Three Strikes sentencing movement, and prosecutorial decision-making. Walsh’s research on California’s controversial Three Strikes law has been widely disseminated in the scholarly community.

David N. Yellen P'16
Dean, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

David N. Yellen, J.D., has served as Dean and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since July 2005. His major area of academic expertise is criminal law, particularly sentencing and juvenile justice. He has written extensively on the federal sentencing guidelines, served as an advisor to President Clinton's transition team on white collar crime, and argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his academic career, Dean Yellen clerked for a federal judge, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sheri Lynn Johnson
Professor, Cornell University Law School

Sheri Lynn Johnson, J.D., joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1981. Professor Johnson co-founded the Cornell Death Penalty Project, an initiative to foster empirical scholarship on the death penalty, offer students an opportunity to work with practitioners on death penalty cases, and to provide information and assistance for death penalty lawyers, in 1993. She currently teaches constitutional and criminal law, and supervises the post-conviction litigation and capital trial clinics.