The Public Law Review's Symposium Issue focuses on a timely theme significant to modern society, practicing attorneys, legal scholars, and students. The Symposium Issue contains articles from attendees at the Public Law Review's annual law convention held at Saint Louis University School of Law.
The Public Law Review's Volume 32 Symposium Issue will feature articles from our February 24, 2012 conference titled Control of Police Misconduct in a Post-Exclusionary Rule World: Can it be Done? In recent cases like Michigan v. Hudson, four members of the United States Supreme Court have indicated that the exclusionary rule for Fourth Amendment violations is no longer necessary because other remedies are now effective in controlling police behavior, such as better training, civilian review boards and civil rights lawsuits. This conference brought together academics and practitioners to discuss other possible remedies and assess whether they are, in fact, effective in controlling police behavior.
The Volume 31 Symposium Issue addressed the impact of Padilla v. Kentucky on plea bargaining and collateral issues affected by guilty pleas.