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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upcoming Conference on Race and Criminal Justice at NYU


I'm passing on some information of an exciting conference I wish I could attend, hosted by my friends at the NYU Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. 


You are cordially invited to "New Frontiers in Race and Criminal Justice," the Center's fourth annual major conference.It will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY.  We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.  5.5 NY CLE credits will be offered in Areas of Professional Practice.

Please RSVP via this link or the Center website (www.prosecutioncenter.org). Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends and colleagues. (You may also RSVP by cutting and pasting http://its.law.nyu.edu/rsvp/annual/ into your browser.)

Panel subjects will include: What should prosecutors do to address racial bias and the disproportionate impact of criminal justice policies on communities of color? How can law enforcement and police officers mitigate implicit racial bias? What can and should be done about mass incarceration, sentencing, and collateral consequences of conviction? The scholars and practitioners who will participate are:

  • Anthony S. Barkow, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP; Former Executive Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
  • Rachel E. Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
  • The Honorable James E. Boasberg, United States District Judge, District of Columbia
  • Bennett Capers, Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Lisa Daugaard, Deputy Director and supervisor, Racial Disparity Project, Defender Association of Seattle, Washington
  • Angela J. Davis, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law  
  • James Forman, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Vanita Gupta ('01), Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson, Vice Chair, United States Sentencing Commission
  • Ronald Machen, United States Attorney, District of Columbia
  • Glenn E. Martin, Vice President of Development and Public Affairs, The Fortune Society
  • L. Song Richardson, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Kami Chavis Simmons, Associate Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School
  • David A. Sklansky, Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
  • J. Scott Thompson, Chief of Police, Camden, New Jersey
  • Tom R. Tyler, Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School
  • Whitney Tymas, Director, Prosecution and Racial Justice, Vera Institute of Justice

The conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:45 p.m. Lunch will be served and the event will be followed by a reception.

Center on the Administration of Criminal Law  http://www.prosecutioncenter.org


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One looks at a conference lineup like this and wonders why anyone ever accuses the legal academy of a liberal bias.

Larry Rosenthal
Chapman University School of Law

Posted by: Larry Rosenthal | Mar 27, 2012 2:00:58 PM

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