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Program in Criminal Law and Policy Announces Fall 2009 Speaker Series

Every semester, the Program in Criminal Law and Policy hosts a speaker series on relevant topics. This year's preliminary schedule is listed below.

This semester, the program is pleased to co-sponsor events with the Arizona Law Women’s Association and the Arizona chapter of the Federalist Society.

  • August 26. Greg Kuykendall and Annamarie Valdiva Frank, Kuykendall & Associates. Defending Foreign Nationals in Death Penalty Cases: The Mexican Government’s Role.
  • For background information, see Greg Kuykendall, Mitigation Abroad:  Preparing a Successful Case for Life for the Foreign National Client, 36 Hofstra Law Review 989 (2008) (available at, discussing Medellín v. Texas, 552 U.S. ___ (2008), available at, and the Case Concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (International Court of Justice), available at
  • September 2. James Nesci, Nesci St. Louis and West. Source Code and the Right to Confrontation: What it is and why the defense needs it.
  • September 9. Justin McCrary, UC Berkeley School of Law. Why Does the U.S. Spend So Much on Corrections, and So Little on Policing?
  • September 16. Professors Andy Silverman and Jonathan Rothschild, The University of Arizona Civil Rights Restoration Clinic.
  • September 23. Chief Roberto A. Villasenor, Tucson Police Department.
  • September 30. Laura Conover and Heather Williams, Federal Public Defender’s office. The Girlfriend Problem: Female Co-defendants in Criminal Cases. Co-Sponsored with the Law Women’s Association.
  • October 7. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, Author Bill Daniel, Executive Producer Larry Demster. The Shootout At Miracle Valley Revisited. Book available here:; KOLD story on the Shootout available here:
  • October 14. Jacob Sullum. Libertarian Perspective on Drug Policy. Responder: Pima County Attorney’s Office (Tenatative). Co-sponsored with the Federalist Society.
  • October 21. Marie Sotelo, Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Counseling Law Enforcement at the Border. Co-Sponsored with the Law Women’s Association and the Immigration Law Students Association.
  • October 28. Nicol Green, Deputy Pima County Attorney. Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases. Co-Sponsored with the Law Women’s Association and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
  • November 4. Thomas Jacobs. Arguing Arizona v. Gant, 552 U.S. (Apr. 21, 2009) in the U.S. Supreme Court. Opinion here:
  • November 11. Veteran’s Day. No Speaker.
  • November 18. Terri Rahner, Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health, Pima County Superior Court. Competency to Stand Trial and Restoration to Competency in Arizona Courts. Co-Sponsored with the Law Women’s Association.
  • December 2. TBA.

All events except as noted will be Wednesday at 12:00 in Room 164, at the Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. (Room 164 is an outdoor classroom which is on the Helen Street side of the College of Law). Events are free and open to the University community, legal community, and the public. Pizza will be served at 12:05 p.m., the talk will start at 12:15 p.m., and end by 1:20 p.m. This schedule is subject to change; for the latest information, please consult CLE credit for Arizona attorneys is available.

Updated: 09/04/2009