Symposium



2014 Symposium
Beyond the Sentence: Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Friday, October 3, 2014

Join the Wisconsin Law Review, visiting scholars, and distinguished guests for its 2014 symposium drawing together practitioners and scholars who will be addressing a broad range of collateral consequences of criminal conviction. Our discussion will explore the ways that such consequences impact individuals, their families, and society.

The event will be held at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Room 2260 and will take place on October 3, 2014. To attend the symposium, please register by Monday, September 29, 2014 using the online registration form found here.

More information, including a schedule and list of panelists, is available on the Symposium website.

Common collateral consequences often complicate the transition from incarceration to community reintegration, making it difficult for convicted individuals to secure employment and establish stability for themselves and their families. In order to break the cycle of recidivism, states must balance public safety concerns with the benefits necessary to ensure successful reentry for those who have served their time. The Symposium will focus on how collateral consequences affect individuals on a personal level, the sociological and economic impacts of such consequences, and how various databases minimize their impact.