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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Juvenile Justice Conference Scheduled for Spring 2013

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor David S. Tanenhaus (right), together with Frank Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, will host a conference, "Juvenile Justice--Choosing the Future," on April 11-13, 2013, at UNLV.

The conference will include sessions on disconnecting the school-to-prison pipeline; the relationship between immigration policy and juvenile justice; the significance of brain science for youth policy; and the behavioral and legal issues involving juvenile sex offenders. At the concluding session, Professors Zimring and Tanenhaus will outline the priorities and models for legislative change. The presenters' papers will be published in a volume that Professors Zimring and Tanenhaus are editing for their new book series with New York University Press on Youth, Crime, and Justice.

Professor Tanenhaus currently serves as Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at UNLV, the James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law at Boyd School of Law, and Editor of Law and History Review, which Cambridge University Press publishes as a quarterly on behalf of the American Society for Legal History. Since coming to UNLV in 1997, Professor Tanenhaus has taught courses on American legal and constitutional history, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, children and society, and introductory surveys of U.S. History.