The Yale Law School Association of Illinois--Sentencing Blagojevich Panel

The Yale Law School Association of Illinois
invites you and your guest(s) to attend a panel discussion entitled

Sentencing Blagojevich

Convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to be sentenced on October 6, 2011. Although he is facing a maximum possible penalty of over 200 years in prison, the United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a significantly lower sentence, and U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel has the discretion to give him even less time. Our panel of experienced federal sentencing experts will discuss their predictions and will reflect on the facts and factors that may drive the ultimate sentence.


Patrick Collins: Partner, Perkins Coie (prosecuted former Illinois governor George Ryan)
Candace Jackson ’05 (moderator): Staff Attorney, Federal Defender Program (litigates sentencings)
Michael Monico: Partner, Monico & Spevack (defended former alderman Edward Vrdolyak)
Alison Siegler ’98: Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (teaches a Federal Sentencing course), University of Chicago Law School

5:30- 6:30 pm reception; 6:30 - 7:30 pm panel discussion

Perkins Coie
131 South Dearborn Street, 16th floor

CLE CREDIT: Approved for 1 hour of Illinois MCLE credit

CLE Program & Reception hosted by Perkins Coie. Although there is no charge due to the generosity of Perkins Coie, an RSVP is required. Please RSVP to by September 28th with your name & class year and the name(s) of any guests.

If you have any questions or special needs, please call the Alumni Affairs Office at (203) 432-1690 or send an email to