This program will explore the role prosecutors and prosecutor offices have played in creating and perpetuating structural inequities in the criminal legal system, ethical obligations of prosecutors, and strategies for implementing anti-racist prosecutorial practices.
Speakers include Angela J Davis, Distinguished Professor of Law at American University-Washington College of Law, who is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press, 2007) and the editor of Policing the Black Man (Pantheon Books, 2017); Ellen Yaroshefsky, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at Hofstra Law School; and John Ramsey, private investigator and advocate for the wrongfully convicted.
This is part 1 of a four-part series that will explore the ways in which federal, state, and local prosecutors have contributed to mass incarceration in the United States and the roles they are playing or might play in developing and championing an anti-racist system of prosecution.
Co-sponsored by: Rutgers Center on Criminal Justice, Youth Rights, and Race; Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic; Rutgers University Law Review; and Rutgers Institute for Professional Education at Rutgers Law School
If you are a prosecutor or public defender, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you register for a discount code.
CLE Credit: NJ: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 diversity) | NY: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 diversity) | PA: 1.5 (incl. 1.5 ethics)
NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.0 diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.
Free is not seeking CLE credit with promo code NOCLE2021.