Events Calendar Listing:

Friday, March 12, 4:30 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Lecture: “A Separation of Powers Controversy: Congressional Restrictions on Judicial Discretion in Sentencing” by Judge William Sessions of the United States District Court in Vermont. Sessions has served in his current position since 1995 when he was nominated for the post by President Clinton. A member of the Middlebury College class of 1969, he participated in the R.O.T.C. program at the College and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army immediately upon graduation. Session earned his law degree at George Washington University School of Law in 1972. He served as public defender for Addison County from 1974-1978, took up private practice, and then joined with others to eventually form the Middlebury law firm Sessions, Keiner, Dumont, and Barnes, where he remained a partner until assuming his current position. Sessions has also taught at Vermont Law School, where he served as a member of the board of trustees from 1999 to 2001. In 1999, Clinton appointed him co-chair of the United States Sentencing Commission.

The event is a Middlebury College Alumni Achievement Award Lecture.


Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room, Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact David Rosenberg of the Middlebury College Political Science Department at or 802-443-5612.

Co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Alumni Association, Pre-Law Club, and Political Science Department.

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