Journal of Legal Education
I devoted a great deal of my teaching energy during the last ten years of my tenure at the University of Minnesota Law School to a course I called the Sentencing Workshop. The Workshop provided a unique opportunity for law students and judges to learn from each other about the intricacies, the successes and failures of the American criminal justice sentencing structure and practice. I will describe it in three phases: initially, to give some context, I will report a dramatic Workshop discussion which occurred the fth or sixth year the course was o ered. A short summary of the program’s mechanics follows, followed by an anecdotal and analytic picture of the Workshop’s pursuit of its several educational missions.
Robert Levy, Teaching Law Students, Judges, and the Community: Rational Sentencing Policies, 63 J. Legal Educ. 282 (2013), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/468.