Symposium: "Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform"

Fri, 2013-02-15 13:00 - 16:30

The Catholic University Law Review cordially invites you to attend our 2013 symposium entitled Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform.

Our Keynote speaker is The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.; Senior Counsel, King & Spalding LLP; 60th Governor of Maryland (2003-2007); U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2003).

Our distinguished panelists include:

  • The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Associate Judge, Superior Court for the District of Columbia
  • Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
  • Margaret Colgate Love, U.S. Pardon Attorney, 1990–1997
  • Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Andrew G. Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia
  • Erik Luna, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Nicole D. Porter, Director of Advocacy, The Sentencing Project

Synopsis:  More than two million adults and children are behind bars in this country. While progressives have long advocated for national corrections policy reform, the country’s recent economic difficulties have changed the debate altogether. Politicians and activists on both ends of the political spectrum are re-examining our criminal justice system in every respect. This symposium will address issues such as police practices, prison overcrowding, sentencing reform, decriminalization and diversion, clemency, and successful re-entry into society. The focus will be on generating bipartisan support for sustainable reform.

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