- The discussion will feature lawyers and researchers showcasing current and emerging scientific research regarding the developmental traits and characteristics of teens and adolescents as well as emerging adults over 18.
- Presenters will discuss the research and its applicability to sentencing laws and practices, both at initial sentencing and post-conviction, for youth and emerging adults
- The discussion will also address contrary “expert” testimony, including the Welner Report, and provide practice tips on how to challenge it.
- BJ Casey, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale University and Guest Investigator, The Rockefeller University
- Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Yale University, Adjunct Professor Yale Law School
- Leah Somerville, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Brain Science Harvard University
- Rebecca Woodman, Attorney at Law, Kansas City, Missouri
- Amy Armstrong, Director/Staff Counsel, Arizona Capital Representation Project.
- Sam Kooistra, Staff Counsel, Arizona Capital Representation Project
- Moderator: Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer, Juvenile Law Center
NOTE: This webinar is not sponsored by WDA, please contact the Juvenile Law Center and the Arizona Capital Sentencing Project with any questions.