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SLS Announces Justice Carol W. Hunstein Lecture Series to Begin in October

September 24, 2013
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SavannahLawSchoolOctober 1, 2013 will mark the first presentation in Savannah Law School’s Justice Carol W. Hunstein Lecture Series. The lecture, “Mercy, Markets, and Mass Incarceration,” will be presented by Professor Mark Osler, University of St. Thomas School of Law.  A graduate of the College of William and Mary and Yale Law School, Professor Osler is a former federal prosecutor whose work has consistently confronted the problem of inflexibility in sentencing and corrections.  Professor Osler’s recent scholarship examines the crisis in federal clemency and proposes a framework for change, namely removing the clemency from the Department of Justice and arguing for a special, short-term Executive Clemency Board which will consider only the Fair Sentencing Act holdover cases.  Professor Osler also speaks extensively to communities of faith, about how mercy might be more appropriately applied to the criminal justice system. The lecture will be presented on October 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 207, at Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton, Savannah, GA. The public is welcome.For more information on the new lecture series, contact Vice Dean Rose Anne Nespica at rnespica@savannahlawschool.org.

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