University of Arizona Law Events

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

8:00 am

Intake Meeting

Room: ROUNTREE 139
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Please contact the email address below if you have questions about this event.

Contact:
syli@email.arizona.edu (Clinic - Immigrant Workers' Rights)

12:00 pm

Leaders in the Law with Jeff Willis

Room: MAIN 272
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please contact the email address below if you have questions about this event.

Contact:
cgast@email.arizona.edu (Chris Gast)

12:00 pm

NARF Externship Opportunities

Room: ROUNTREE 204
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please contact the email address below if you have questions about this event.

Contact:
justinboro1986@email.arizona.edu (Justin Boro)

12:15 pm

Program in Criminal Law & Policy Weekly Speaker Series

Room: OUTSIDE 168
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 PCLP: Wednesday, April 5; Victims' Rights Panel: "Victims'
Rights in a Post-Conviction World: When a Re-Sentencing Comes
Knocking" 

In
honor of National Victims' Rights Week, PCLP is proud to host Deputy County
Attorney Rick Unklesbay, Homicide Survivors Director Vanessa Helms, Victim
Advocate Shelby Doyle, and survivor Cheryl Jenkins. 

In
some cases, defendants become entitled to a re-sentencing long after a
conviction has been obtained. Sometimes a significant change in the law is
retroactive, requiring a re-sentencing of a large class of defendants. For
example, after the Arizona capital punishment scheme was held unconstitutional by
the United States Supreme Court in Ring v. Arizona, defendants
facing the death penalty in Arizona were entitled to new sentencing
proceedings. More recently, in Miller/Montgomery, the United States
Supreme Court held that juveniles convicted of homicide cannot automatically
receive life in prison and must have a hearing and appropriate findings by the
court, and that this applies retroactively. In Valencia/Healer, the
Arizona Supreme Court held that Miller/Montgomery applied to
Arizona's sentencing scheme. 

When
these watershed decisions occur, the focus and the discussion is on the
defendants and their rights. However, what is often overlooked is the other
side of the story. In some cases, convictions are 10, 20, 30 years old, and the
victim's family has (maybe) moved on, or at least began to heal when they get
the notification that their perpetrator must be re-sentenced. This panel will
tell that other side of the story. 

Please
join us in Room 168 and as always, pizza will be served at noon. 

 

**CLE Events**

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or
accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1.
0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement
for the State Bar of Arizona.
 

Contact:
taisummers@email.arizona.edu (Tai Summers)

5:30 pm

Fegtly Moot Court

Room: MAIN 137
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Please contact the email address below if you have questions about this event.

Contact:
martinds@email.arizona.edu (Debbie Martin)

5:30 pm

Fegtly Moot Court

Room: MAIN 138
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please contact the email address below if you have questions about this event.

Contact:
martinds@email.arizona.edu (Debbie Martin)