Fairchild Lecture Series Welcomes Hon. William K. Sessions III

The Fairchild Lecture

The Thomas E. Fairchild Lectureship was established at the University of Wisconsin Law School as a tribute to Judge Fairchild, a 1937 law graduate, former Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, later Chief Judge and Senior Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Initiated by Judge Fairchild's law clerks, the lectureship brings to the University of Wisconsin-Madison a distinguished member of the legal profession from the bench, bar, or academia to speak on a topic of importance to the profession. Find out more about the Fairchild Lectureship here.

2011 Guest Lecturer

This year’s lecture is entitled "Federal Sentencing Policy: A Path for the Future" and will be presented by Judge William K. Sessions. Judge Sessions is the immediate past chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He will address in his talk the U.S. Sentencing Commission's ongoing efforts at achieve sentencing reform acceptable to all three branches of government.

There will be a reception following the lecture in the atrium.

How to Register

The 2011 lecture will take place Friday, April 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 2260 of the Law School. It is open to the public, however preregistration is required. To register, go to wisconsinlawalumni.com.

For questions, contact Lynn Thompson at lfthomp1@wisc.edu.

Submitted by UW Law News on February 28, 2011

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