Please join us for a conversation with James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until May 2017. Before joining the FBI, he was general counsel at Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, and general counsel and senior vice president at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Mr. Comey began his career in […]
Sponsored by Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford Law School Criminal Justice Center, Humanities Center, Program in Ethics in Society, Stanford Arts Institute Reginald Dwayne Betts transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate […]
Sponsored by Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Humanities Center, and Stanford Criminal Justice Center. Please join the Stanford Arts Institute for a panel discussion with leading scholars on Carceral Imaginaries: A Panel […]
The Stanford Criminal Justice Center is hosting an event on public defense and COVID-19 on Friday, April 10th at 12:45 pm with Justine Olderman (Bronx Defenders), Ricardo Garcia (Los Angeles Co) and Carson White (Fellowship Attorney, Santa Clara Public Defender).
The move to determinate sentencing in the federal and state systems a generation ago has produced a serious overincarceration problem. It has many dimensions, and the efforts to address it include calls for: bail reform; reforms to mandatory sentencing laws; less harsh sentencing guidelines; “second look” mechanisms for lengthy prison terms; more diversion and alternative […]
Panel discussion with Corene Kendrick, Prison Law Office; Chris Henrichson, Vera Institute of Justice; Dorsey Nunn, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None; and Dr. Homer Venters of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services and former Chief Medical Officer for the NYC jail system on Friday, April 17 from 12:45-2:15 pm via ZOOM. Please RSVP […]
Panel discussion with Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We DOn't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, Lisalyn Jacobs is the CEO of Just Solutions: Bringing […]
View event recording David OwensPhotography by: Christine Baker-Parrish Tuesday Race Talks with Stanford’s Center for Racial Justice: What exactly would it mean to “defund the police”? Is reform a better plan, or are reformists to blame for the lack of progress on issues of police brutality and unarmed killings? This conversation will explore the varied […]
Please join Professors Rick Banks, George Fisher, David Sklansky, Ron Tyler, and Bob Weisberg for a discussion about the Breonna Taylor case, the grand jury's decisions, and what may come […]
Join Kelli Evans and Eliza Hersh, senior members of California Governor Gavin Newsom's Legal Affairs team, as they talk about their work in criminal justice and their paths from policy […]
Hosted by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and the Center for the Legal Profession Speakers: Chesa Boudin San Francisco District Attorney To read full bio, click here. Marilyn Mosby State's Attorney for Baltimore City To read full bio, click here. Eric Gonzalez Brooklyn District Attorney To read full bio, click here. David Sklansky (moderator) Stanley […]
The challenges of indigent defense have only become more difficult in the middle of a global pandemic and a national reckoning on racial justice. How are those on the front lines dealing with these challenges? Hear from two of our nation's leading public defenders -- Avis Buchanan, Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Ricardo […]
Join the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity and Stanford Law School, to an interactive panel to discuss A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice, Stanford Law School Professor and former federal prosecutor David Alan Sklansky’s book.
Please join us for a panel discussion via Zoom on the Derek Chauvin verdict. We acknowledge that the killing of George Floyd and the events leading to and including the trial of former police officer Chauvin are traumatic for many in our community. Our speakers are experts in criminal and civil rights law. They will […]
Traditional ways of discussing the “crime rate” are inadequate and antiquated given the complexities of how crime affects specific communities—particularly communities of color. During this discussion, a diverse set of stakeholders will explore how to approach crime policy—at the local, state, and federal levels—in more refined and nuanced ways. The panel will also highlight the […]
Come learn about the Regilla Project, the research project the Stanford Criminal Justice Center is leading to analyze how many women are incarcerated in the United States for killing their abusers, and how you can get involved in it. The Center will start data collection in CA prisons in winter 2022 and is looking to […]
Elizabeth A. Reese, Yunpoví (Tewa: Willow Flower) is a scholar of American Indian tribal law, federal Indian law, and constitutional law focusing on the intersection of identity, race, citizenship, and government structure. Her scholarship examines the way government structures, citizen identity, and the history that is taught in schools, can impact the rights and powers […]
In her recent New Yorker article, staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman wrote about a criminal case from Baltimore in which a 14-year-old provided eyewitness testimony in a murder trial resulting in the convictions of three innocent boys. Thirty-six years later, the witness recanted. Join us for a conversation with the writer and legal experts to discuss the legal […]
This event is open to the Stanford Community only. Join the Stanford Criminal Justice Center for a discussion with U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Jed Rakoff about his new book, Why The Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free, and Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System (2021). Judge Rakoff […]
This event is open to the Stanford Law School community only. Shakeer Rahman is an attorney and community organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, an abolitionist group working to build community resistance to police technologies. His work focuses on LAPD's use of data as well as "community policing" strategies to select people and places for targeted policing. […]
To attend in person, register using the form below. To attend via live stream, register HERE. Join us for an engaged debate with the three candidates running to be the […]
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Note: This event is open to the Stanford Law School community (students, staff, and faculty) only. Interested in criminal law and criminal justice issues? Join us for a Welcome Reception to launch the 2022 - 23 year. The Stanford Criminal Justice Center invites you to meet and greet faculty, staff, local alumni and other students […]
In Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment, celebrated legal scholar Devon Carbado, The Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA, explains how the Fourth Amendment became ground […]