Published proceedings from this symposium are available in the summer 2003 issue of the Hofstra Law Review.
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2003
Friday, October 24th
8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration for CLE Credits

School of Law, Third Floor Corridor

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome

David N. Yellen, Hofstra University School of Law

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Ethical Obligations of Counsel in Capital Cases

Lawrence Fox Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath
Monroe H. Freedman, Hofstra University School of Law
Roy D. Simon, Hofstra University School of Law

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Adequate Funding and Resources for Capital Defender Systems and Counsel

Eric M. Freedman, Hofstra Law School
Jim Marcus, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
Randy Susskind, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

11:30 AM

Special Reception With American Bar Association President Dennis Archer, State Bar Representatives, and Members of the Press - "Reforms of Capital Defense Systems and Adoption of the ABA Guidelines"

Dennis Archer, American Bar Association

Leeds Morelli & Brown Atrium, Second Floor

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Stuart Rabinowitz, Hofstra University

Leeds Morelli & Brown Atrium, Second Floor

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Wiggins v. Smith and the Importance of Mitigation and Mitigation Specialists in Capital Cases

Pamela Blume Leonard, Multi-County Public Defender Office
Jill Miller, Forensic Social Work Services
Russell Stetler, NY Capital Defender Office

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Independence of the Judiciary and the Appointment of Counsel

Denise LeBoeuf, Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana
Ronald J. Tabak Eseq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Death Penalty Committee ABA Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Break-Out Session

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Break-Out Session I A - The Growing Significance of International Law in Capital Cases

Peter J. Spiro, Hofstra University School of Law
Richard J. Wilson, American University, Washington College of Law

Room 242

3:45 PM

Break-Out Session I B - The Importance of Post-Conviction Review

Alafair S. Burke, Hofstra University School of Law
James S. Liebman, Columbia Law School
Robin M. Maher, ABA Death Penalty Representation Project

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

3:45 PM

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks -"Vindicating Claims of Innocence"

Barry C. Scheck, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Death Row Exoneree

Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM