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Steven Lee Chanenson

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Villanova Univ School of Law
299 N Spring Mill Rd
Villanova, PA, 19085



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199208/17/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Judge Joseph Stevens, Jr. Public Service AwardHarry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation2005
Harry S. Truman ScholarHarry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ChairPennsylvania Commission on Sentencing2002 - Present
Professor of LawVillanova University School of Law2000 - Present
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1996 - 2000
Law Clerk to Justice Brennan, in the Chambers of Justice SouterSupreme Court Of The United States1995 - 1996
Litigation AssociateJenner & Block1993 - 1995
Law Clerk to Judge KravitchUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit1992 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Law InstituteElected Member2010 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
49 DUQ. L. REV. 707 (2011)Reform in Motion: The Promise and Perils of Incorporating Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis into Pennsylvania Sentencing (with Jordan M. Hyatt and Mark H. Bergstrom).2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolN/AJD with Honors1992
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaCriminologyMS - Master of Science (magna cum laude)1988
University of PennsylvaniaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Sentencing Policy InstituteEvidence-Based Sentencing from 30,000 Feet2012
Appellate Courts ConferenceSentencing in Pennsylvania2012