Judge Steven Gold ’77 P’09 spoke on “Imposing Sentence: The Balance Between Affording Discretion and Avoiding Disparity” at the annual Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 19. Wesleyan’s event is part of a nationwide observance the U.S. Department of Education has mandated for educational programs in all federally-funded institutions.
Judge Gold speaks about how a judge makes legal decisions on a case. Gold was appointed to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York in 1993 and is currently the Court’s Chief Magistrate Judge. He received his B.A. in economics from Wesleyan in 1977 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980.
Richard Adelstein, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, chair of the Economics Department, tutor in the College of Social Studies, introduced Gold to the audience.
The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)