Reflecting the impact that Padilla v. Kentucky is having throughout the country, two law reviews are hosting symposia on crimmigration one year after Padilla. On January 28, the UCLA Law Review will host Immigration Law and Criminal Law: Defining the Outsider, where at least one panel will focus on Padilla. A month later, on February 25, the St. Louis University Law Review will host The Aftermath of Padilla v. Kentucky: A New Era for Plea Bargaining and Sentencing?
Both events feature marquee lineups in crimmigration and leading figures in the Padilla decision itself as well as its aftermath. Based on the symposia descriptions alone I give both events my highest recommendation: If I could I would attend both.