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Wayne Law Review Symposium focuses on "The Changing Face of the War on Drugs"

April 05, 2017

Wayne Law Review Symposium Gable, Hood, CookDETROIT – The 2017 Wayne Law Review Symposium brought together judges, scholars and practitioners on Friday, March 24, to discuss  “The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy.”

Denise Page Hood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, delivered the keynote address.

Recent national attention given to increased opioid addiction, pain management and the criminal legal system has incentivized the legal community to re-examine the war on drugs and other matters such as aggressive policing, prosecutorial discretion, excessive bail and all of the collateral consequences of such practices. For this year’s symposium 19 judges, scholars and practitioners from across the country converged to discuss these timely issues and generate new intersectional solutions.

The symposium is made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.

PHOTOS:Wayne Law Review Symposium students

Interim Dean Lance Gable is pictured with this year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium keynote speaker, Chief Judge Denise Page Hood (center) and Assistant Professor Blanche B. Cook (right). For more photos, visit law.wayne.edu/lawreview2017.

Wayne Law students posing for a photo at the 2017 Wayne Law Review Symposium are, from left, third-year students Sarah Cravens and Amy Huang, and second-year students Kimberly Moehle and Susan Gleich.

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