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Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System
System-Advancing the Reform Dialogue through Action

Friday, December 6, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
New York University-Washington, DC Campus

Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center
1307 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.   

Breakfast, Registration & Networking  

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

Welcome & Purpose: Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nicole Austin-Hillery
, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice-Washington, D.C. Office

9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 

Panel Transition

9:20 a.m. –10:30 a.m. 

Topic: The Disparate Racial & Ethnic Implications of Money Bail, the Pretrial Process and the Need for Reform
Moderator: Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Chief Operating Officer, Pretrial Justice Institute
Panelists: Cynthia Jones*, Associate Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Spurgeon Kennedy
, Director of Strategic Development, Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
Tim Murray
, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Topic: Stop & Frisk/Search & Seizures: Terry v. Ohio, Floyd et al. v. City of New York and Beyond
Moderator: Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Counsel, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Panelists: Renee McDonald Hutchins*, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
David Harris*
, Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Darius Charney
, Senior Staff Attorney, the Racial Justice/Government Misconduct Docket, Center for Constitutional Rights

12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. 

Working lunch (breakout sessions): A Review of the Report Recommendations
(join moderators to share your thoughts/concerns about the report recommendations)

1:20 p.m.  – 1:35 p.m.   

Break/transition to main room

1:35 p.m. –2:50 p.m. 

Topic: How Implicit Bias Determines Charge, and Case Disposition: The Role of the Prosecutors, Defense, Judge, & Jury
Moderator: Dave LaBahn, President & CEO, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
Panelists: Jonathan Rapping*, Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School
Angela J. Davis*, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

2:50 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. 

Panel Transition  

2:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Topic: The Impact of Sentencing & Incarceration on Racial and Ethnic Communities
Moderator: Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations
Panelists: Divine Pryor, Deputy Executive Director, Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
Geneva Vanderhorst, Attorney at Law, Washington, D.C.
Marc Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break  

4:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. 

Topic: The Collateral Consequences of a Conviction & Potential Remedies for Relief
Moderator: Rick Jones, Executive Director, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Panelists: Michael Pinard*, Professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
David Lopez, General Counsel, EEOC
DOL representative (invited)

5:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Final Thoughts, Closing and Next Steps 


Please note this agenda is subject to change 

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