Alison Siegler : Presentations
SPEECHES AND TALKS
Federal Bar Association, Annual Federal Criminal Practice Program, 5/9/13: "Stash Houses, Secrets, and Sentences: A Trifecta of Cutting-Edge Practice Pointers" (presenter and conference organizer)
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division Criminal Section Meeting, 11/30/12: "Two Federal Sentencing Revolutions"
Annual CJA & IACDL Criminal Defense Seminar, 11/9/12: "Federal Sentencing in 2012"
Yale Law School Association of Illinois, 9/27/12, "Death-in-Prison Sentences for Children: Evolving Jurisprudence Regarding Extreme Sentencing of Youth" (panel organizer)
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 3, 2012: "Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s Term: Criminal Cases" (panelist)
Seminar for Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys, Rockford, IL, June 7, 2012: "New Sentencing Litigation Strategies"
Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference, Chicago, IL, May 7, 2012: "Twenty-Five Years of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines" (panelist)
National Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, Redondo, CA, March 29, 2012: "Attacking the Guidelines"
Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference, Madison, WI, Nov. 2011: “'The Quality of Mercy is Not Strained': Using Storytelling to Help Clinic Students Connect with Clients and Courts" (co-presenter)
Yale Law School Alumni Association, Chicago, IL, July 6, 2011: "Sentencing Blagojevich" (panelist)
Seminar for Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys, Rockford, IL, June 23, 2011: "Attacking the Guidelines with Spears and Pepper"
Seminar for Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2011: "Immigration Considerations and Consequences: From Bond Through Sentencing and Beyond"
Yale Law School Alumni Association, Chicago, IL, April 21, 2009: "Will Judicial Discretion Triumph? Reflections on the Supreme Court’s Ongoing Federal Sentencing Revolution" (panelist)
American Constitution Society Panel, Chicago, IL, Jan. 21, 2011: "The Newest Frontier of the Federal Sentencing Revolution;" co-panelists: AUSA Julie Ruder (Chief, General Crimes) and former FCJC student James Burnham
Annual Criminal Defense Seminar, Chicago, IL, Nov. 12, 2010: "Attacking the Guidelines With 3553(a)’s Spears" (seminar sponsored by the Federal Defender Program and the IACDL for Federal Defender staff attorneys and Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys)
National Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, San Francisco, CA, July 2010: "Attacking the Guidelines With 3553(a)’s Spears;" presented at opening plenary session of national training workshop for criminal defense attorneys, hosted by the Defender Services Training Branch of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO)
National Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, New Orleans, LA, Mar. 2010: "Confronting the Guidelines With 3553(a)’s Spears;" presented at opening plenary session of national training workshop for criminal defense attorneys
Annual Criminal Justice Act Seminar, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2009: Sentencing advocacy talk
Presentation at ACS Board of Advisors and Board of Directors meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept. 18, 2009: Presented talk on two cases then pending before the Supreme Court, Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida
National Winning Strategies Seminar, Portland, OR, May 2009: "Putting the Guidelines in a Half-Nelson: Fighting For and Winning Lower Sentences," presented at opening plenary session of national training workshop for criminal defense attorneys
National Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mar. 2009: "Putting the Guidelines in a Half-Nelson: Fighting For and Winning Lower Sentences," presented at opening plenary session at annual training workshop for criminal defense attorneys
University of Chicago, Taking the Next Step Program, Chicago, IL, Jan. 2009: Panelist for “Pathways to Law” lunchtime discussion with students from The College of the University of Chicago undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011
Annual Criminal Justice Act Seminar, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2008: Moderated Federal Judicial Sentencing Panel of four U.S. District Judges, Judge Robert W. Pratt (S.D. Ia.), Judge David H. Coar (N.D. Ill.), Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer (N.D. Ill.), and Judge Virginia M. Kendall (N.D. Ill.) at conference hosted by the Federal Defender Program and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
TALKS AND PANELS FOR THE LAW SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY
Admitted Students Weekend Faculty Panel (4/12/13)
Public Defender Brownbag Lunch Series, organizer and moderator: Summer Jobs Panel (January 5, 2012); Trial and Appellate Public Defender Panel (January 19, 2012); Federal and State Public Defender Panel (February 6, 2012); Fellowship Panel (April 6, 2012); Loan Forgiveness Panel (May 3, 2012)
Faculty Clerkship Panel (4/16/2012)
Women in the Judiciary panel (4/11/2012) (moderator)
Undergraduate Careers in Law panel (3/5/2012)
"How I Write" Panel (2/16/2012)
Criminal Law Society Careers Panel (11/16/2011) (moderator)
Chicago Justice Initiative sentencing panel (5/12/2011)
Faculty Clerkship Panel (5/3/2011)
"Day in the Life" presentation regarding the clinics (3/28/2011)
Law Women’s Caucus Diversity Month Panel, "Women in Law: An Honest Discussion on the Experiences of Women Lawyers in Different Practice Areas," Moderator (1/27/2011)
"Clinics in Action" Talk with FCJP Class of 2010 students regarding fast-track litigation project (11/8/2010)
Public Interest Law Society Panel regarding public interest careers (co-panelists were John Knight (ACLU) and Juliet Summers, '11) (10/28/2010)
Public Interest Careers Faculty Panel (co-panelists were Aziz Huq, Adam Cox, and Emily Satterthwaite) (3/1/10)
University of Chicago Alumni Club panel, "The Changing Court: The Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 Term," Panelist (co-panelists were Todd Henderson and Jeffrey Sarles from Mayer) (11/2009)
American Constitution Society talk, "Is Life Without Parole for Juveniles Who Commit Non-Homicides Constitutional?" (10/15/2009)
Post-Graduate Fellowships Presentation for OCS (4/7/2009)
"Clinics in Action" Talk with FCJP Class of 2009 students (3/2/2009)
American Constitution Society Panel, "The Past, Present, and Future of Criminal Sentencing and Federal Judging," Panelist (co-panelist was U.S. District Judge Robert W. Pratt ) (11/2008)