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Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case

Current Offerings

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case (240M): This discussion seminar will focus on racial factors in the criminal justice system, using the Central Park 5 case and the Netflix series "When They See Us" as the jumping off point for the discussion. Following each episode of the series, the seminar will discuss the investigation, the trial, incarceration and post incarceration experiences. Although there may be some readings, the primary material will be the Netflix series. Joining Professor Mills in each session will be Emily Galvin-Almanze. Emily is a Stanford Law graduate and former public defender, and as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Partners for Justice, she is the creator of the collaborative defense school of practice, which incorporates client-led and holistic defense principles into the everyday practice of law. She is currently working with jurisdictions around the nation to expand and re-define public defense. Participants may also include, depending on their availability, George Gascon, the recently elected progressive District Attorney in Los Angeles who has been a leader in the investigation of racism in enforcement of the laws, Mike Romano, who leads our Three Strikes Project, and one of the Three Strikers whose release was secured by Stanford's Three Strike Project. The first class will be at the Law School from 4:15 PM -6:15 PM. The remainder will likely be in San Francisco and transportation will be provided and will depart around 4:30 PM and return around 8:30 or 9:00 PM. Sept. 19, Oct. 11, Oct. 31, Nov. 1.

Sections

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case | LAW 240M Section 01 Class #32652

  • 1 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L: Mandatory (First-Year Required Course)
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

Notes: The first class will be at the Law School from 4:15 PM -6:15 PM. The remainder will likely be in San Francisco and transportation will be provided and will depart around 4:30 PM and return around 8:30 or 9:00 PM. Sept. 19, Oct. 11, Oct. 31, Nov. 1. Meeting location TBA by instructor.

  • 2022-2023 Autumn ( )

Past Offerings

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case (240M): This discussion seminar will focus on racial factors in the criminal justice system, using the Central Park 5 case and the Netflix series "When They See Us" as the jumping off point for the discussion. Following each episode of the series, the seminar will discuss the investigation, the trial, incarceration and post incarceration experiences. Although there may be some readings, the primary material will be the Netflix series. I hope to have some additional help with the discussion by asking a few outside players to join the class. Participants could include George Gascon, the recently elected progressive District Attorney in Los Angeles who has been a leader in the investigation of racism in enforcement of the laws, and our alum Emily Galvin Almanza. Co-Founder and Executive Director, Partners for Justice, Mike Romano, who leads our Three Strikes Project, and one of the Three Strikers whose release was secured by Stanford's Three Strike Project. If they are available, these outside participants will join the discussion in order to be a resource and to provide color and insight into the topics being covered. Elements used in grading: Full attendance, reading of assigned materials, and active participation. The seminar will meet four times during the Fall quarter. Note: After an initial meeting on campus 4:30-6:30, this Seminar will hold three meetings at Prof. Mills' home in San Francisco. Mini-bus transportation will be provided, departing SLS at 4:30 and arriving back at SLS est. 8:30-9:00. Class will meet September 9, September 23, October 12, October 28.

Sections

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case | LAW 240M Section 01 Class #42775

  • 1 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L: Mandatory (First-Year Required Course)
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

Notes: After an initial meeting on campus 4:30-6:30, this Seminar will hold three meetings at Prof. Mills' home in San Francisco. Mini-bus transportation will be provided, departing SLS at 4:30 and arriving back at SLS est. 8:30-9:00. Class will meet September 9, September 23, October 12, October 28.

  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case (240M): This discussion seminar will focus on racial factors in the criminal justice system, using the Central Park 5 case and the Netflix series "When They See Us" as the jumping off point for the discussion. Following each episode of the series, the seminar will discuss the investigation, the trial, incarceration and post incarceration experiences. Although there may be some readings, the primary material will be the Netflix series. I hope to have some additional help with the discussion by asking a few outside players to join the class. Participants could include George Gascon, the San Francisco District Attorney who has been a leader in the investigation of racism in enforcement of the laws, Linda Farstein, the main prosecutor in the case who was the Chief of the New York DA's sex crimes unit, and one of the Three Strikers whose release was secured by Stanford's Three Strike Project. If they are available, these outside participants will join the discussion in order to be a resource and to provide color and insight into the topics being covered. Note: This seminar will meet in San Francisco and transportation will be provided. This discussion seminar will meet four times during the Fall quarter. Meeting dates and times to be arranged by instructor. Elements used in grading: Attendance and class participation.

Sections

Discussion (1L): The Central Park Five Case | LAW 240M Section 01 Class #31886

  • 1 Units
  • Grading: Law Mand Pass Health Restr credit/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L: Mandatory (First-Year Required Course)
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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