» 2010 Chapman Law Review Symposium

Drug War Madness: Policies, Boarders, and Corruption

Friday, January 29
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chapman University School of Law
Kennedy Hall, Rm. 237 A-B

Approved for California MCLE credit by the California Bar

Symposium Schedule:

Introductory Remarks: Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and Timothy Canova, Chapman University School of Law

Panel I: Current U.S. Drug Policy and Alternative Paradigms
Moderator: Hon. James Rogan, Orange County Superior Court Judge

  • Hector Berrellez, former DEA Agent and Terrorism Expert
  • Hon. Jim Gray, former Orange County Superior Court Judge
  • Asa Hutchinson, former Director of DEA and Under Secretary for Homeland Security
  • Alex Kreit, Thomas Jefferson School of Law 

Keynote Speaker
Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security under former President George W. Bush

Panel II: Cross Border Flows: Drugs, People & Trade 
Moderator: Ernesto Hernandez, Chapman University School of Law

  • Jennifer Chacon, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Ruben Garcia, California Western School of Law
  • Kevin Johnson, University of California, Davis School of Law

Panel III: Narcoterrorism, Organized Crime, and Political Corruption 
Moderator: Dr. Nubar Hovsepian, Chapman University

  • Steven Casteel, Senior VP for International Business Development at GardaWorld
  • Michael Cutler, former INS Senior Special Agent
  • Edward McQuat, Senior Trial Attorney at the Blanch Law Firm 

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