Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

Rock Center Student Lunch Series: A Conversation with James Comey

@ SLS: Room 290 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA

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 […]

Defending While Black: Leading Reformers in Indigent Defense

@ SLS: Room 190 Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA

Join us for a conversation with three of our country's most well-respected chief public defenders: Derwyn Bunton (Orleans Public Defenders), Martesha Johnson (Nashville Defenders) and Brendon Woods (Alameda County Public Defender). Professor Ron Tyler will serve as moderator.

Felon: Poems

@ Stanford: Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA

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 […]

Carceral Imaginaries: A Panel on Arts, Race, and Incarceration

@ Stanford: Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA

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 […]

Public Defense and COVID-19


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).

A Response to Overincarceration: No-Entry Programs

@ SLS: Manning Lounge 2nd Floor, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA

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 […]

COVID-19 and Jails/Prisons: A Panel Sponsored by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center


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 […]

Domestic Violence and COVID-19


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 […]

Indigent Defense During the Pandemic and Beyond


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 […]