2021 Symposium – Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice System in Review:
Accountability, Reform, & Policy

This one-day conference explored the various perspectives, drawbacks, benefits, and procedures related to the modern-day criminal justice system. More specifically, the conference focused on the role of current and future policy disputes and challenges within our system. Panelists discussed several of the most important challenges in our system of criminal justice, such as police accountability, sentencing and wrongful convictions, federal consent decrees, and qualified immunity.

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Panel 1
General Police Accountability
Barry Friedman, New York University School of Law
Elizabeth Joh, University of California, Davis School of Law
Sam Kamin, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Seth Stoughton, University of South Carolina School of Law
Panel 2
Wrongful Convictions, Pleas, and Sentencing
Jon Gould, Arizona State University School of
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Andrew Leipold, University of Illinois College of Law
Richard Leo, University of San Francisco School of Law
Colin Miller, University of South Carolina School of Law
Melanie Wilson, University of Tennessee College of Law
Keynote Speaker: Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Panel 3
Federal Consent Decrees
Joshua Chanin, San Diego State University School of Public Affairs
Ayesha Hardaway, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Rachel Harmon, University of Virginia School of Law
Christy Lopez, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 4
Qualified Immunity
Teressa Ravenell, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Alexander Reinert, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law
Joanna Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Fred Smith, Emory University School of Law

Closing Remarks: John Breen, Loyola University Chicago School of Law