Carissa Hessick to Speak at Prestigious Sentencing Symposium

On November 14, Professor Carissa Hessick of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will be a featured speaker at the University of Houston Law Center’s prestigious symposium “Federal Sentencing Challenges Post-Booker.”

Hessick will discuss “A Critical View of the Sentencing Commission’s Recent Recommendations to “Strengthen the Guidelines System.” Renata Gowie, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Appellate Section, and Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender and Chief of the Appellate Section, will provide comments.

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center and the Houston Law Review, the symposium will examine the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Booker, recommendations for change, and the outlook for federal sentencing. Federal criminal sentencing is one of Hessick’s main areas of research.

Click here to read a release about the symposium.