Conference: Still Chained? The Overrepresentation of African Americans in the Criminal Justice System

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When Friday, February 19, 2010
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Wittemyer Courtroom, Law School Café
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; CLE Credit
Cost Free: Students; $50: Government, Non-Profit, Academia; $75: Private

The conference is a one-day discussion of the overrepresentation of African Americans in the criminal justice system.

  • The keynote presentation is by Professor Kevin Reitz, a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. He will be discussing the problem generally, as well as his work on sentencing reform.
  • Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, will present her research on the connection between the stereotypes of African Americans as criminals and the effects of those stereotypes on people's perceptions of African Americans.
  • Professor Paul Butler, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School, will discuss his work ?Toward a Hip Hop Theory of Justice.?
  • After a lunch break and workshop session, a panel with local attorneys and judges to discuss their views on the overrepresentation problem. The panel will include The Honorable Judge Wiley Daniels, Lisa Wayne, Esq., Ann Roan, Esq., Division Chief Tracie L. Keesee, and Lamar Sims.
  • The conference will conclude with a panel to discuss possible solutions, with Jennifer Eberhardt, Paul Butler, and Tracie Keesee
CLE Credits Available: 7 ETHICS or 8 GENERAL

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Contact Jennifer Ford
Sponsored By Colorado Law Student Fee Committee, Sam Cary Bar Association, BLSA (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), BLSA (University of Colorado Law School)
Speakers Jennifer Eberhardt, Paul Butler, Kevin Reitz and other speakers
CLE Credits
General: 8
Ethics: 7