Barry Law Review Symposium 2015:


Friday, March 27, 2015

Panel #1: Pros and Cons of the Systemic Changes to Florida’s Juvenile Justice System: This panel will review the changes to the Florida State Statutes regarding juvenile justice and the possible benefits for juvenile clients. The following questions will be explored: How much weight did the research and data of juvenile offenders affect the recent Chapter 985 amendments? How much impact has the use of civil citations, instead of arrests, been for juveniles who committed misdemeanor crimes? How frequently do state prosecutors try juveniles as adults and what is their process in making such decisions? Does the new section of Chapter 985 (S. 985.17), in the use of prevention programs and services, have an effect in ensuring children do not enter the juvenile justice system?

Panel #2: A Judicial Perspective on the Chapter 985 Amendments: This panel will discuss the judicial perspective in regards to the new Chapter 985 amendments. The following questions will be discussed: What impact does the change to Chapter 985 have on sentencing? What factors would a judge ascertain in predicting crimes committed as a youth and the penchant for such crimes as an adult? Do the recent amendments to the Florida Statutes regarding juvenile justice achieve their purpose, or is there still more to be done? Are there any other similar cases that are suffering the same perception concerns?

Friday, March 27, 2015

    9:00 AM: Opening remarks from the Editor-in-Chief of Barry Law Review & Dean Diaz
  • Location: Moot Court Room
  • 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Panel #1 (Ms. Tania Galloni & Mr. Rob Mason)
  • 15-20 minute opening statements per each speaker, followed by questions.
  • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Panel #2 (Judges Jose R. Rodriguez and Daniel P. Dawson)
  • 15-20 minute opening statements per each speaker, followed by questions.
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: Closing remarks

Contacts and Information

Chris Ryan

Editor-in-Chief, Barry Law Review