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Join PBI and the PBA for the 4th Law Policy Forum


This program brings together the PBA, PBI, and all the law schools in Pennsylvania. Join us as we discuss the effects of mass incarceration on our society.


Moderated by Marie Gottschall , Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recent book Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics. 


Hear from the Hon. John Wetzel, Secretary of the PA Department of Corrections, who will speak about prison reform.


Join our panel of law school professors from across Pennsylvania as we discuss a variety of topics related to incarceration, including



  • Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases
  • Immigration Detention



  • Overuse of Federal Sentencing for Non-violent Drug Offenders
  • Mandatory Sentencing and Parole
  • Post-Sentencing


Prison Reform

Luncheon Speaker: Hon. John Wetzel, Secretary, PA Department of Corrections


Policing in America and Mass Incarceration

  • Section 1983 and Police Conduct


The New Role of Social Media and Video

  • Body Cameras
  • Social Media


Race in Criminal Justice Today

  • The Role of Race in Criminal Justice Now
  • Racial Biases in Plea Bargaining 



PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with:

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Widener University, Commonwealth Law School
Widener University, Delaware Law School
Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Duquesne University School of Law
Drexel University Kline School of Law
Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Villanova University School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School



Moderator: Marie Gottschalk, Ph.D.


Course Materials

  • Course Book (2016-9071) — $69
To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.


Product Information
Product Date:
March 31, 2016
Publication Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Law Policy Forum 2016--Mass Incarceration: A Provocative Discussion of the Legal, Constitutional and Social Issues
Speaker Information
Jill E. Family, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Marie Gottschalk, Ph.D.   [ view bio ]
David A. Harris, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Lauren Ouziel, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Thomas Place, Esq.   [ view bio ]
John Rago, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Leonard N. Sosnov, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Donald F. Tibbs, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Hon. John Wetzel   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Pennsylvania CLE
Substantive Credits: 6.00
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  • Attend In-Person
    • Duquesne University School of Law Hanley Hall, Room 303 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh
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