The Center regularly hosts conferences and panels on criminal law topics, focusing on good government and prosecutor practices.The Center regularly hosts conferences and panels on criminal law topics, focusing on good government and prosecutor practices. The Center hosts one annual major conference on criminal prosecution, choosing a different substantive or procedural focus each year. The Center also holds small panels and events during the year on prosecution and sentencing topics. These events involve leading academics from across various fields and expert practitioners.
Friday, April 19, 2013, the Center hosted its 5th annual conference, "Criminal Law and the Modern Court." See our full program here.
Tuesday April 9, 2013, the Center's Scholar-in-Residence Prof. Sharon Dolovich hosted the publishers of Prison Legal News for a conversation with students.
Wednesday March 27, 2013, the Center and PILC co-hosted author and former bank robber Shon Hopwood, who emerged from a decade in federal prision as a skilled Supreme Court practitioner. Hopwood spoke about his experience and his book, "Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption."
The War on Drugs
On February 6, 2013, the Center and Law Students for Human Rights jointly presented a screening of "The House I Live In," a compelling documentary about America's War on Drugs, which was followed by a panel discussion with Melinda Shopsin, the film's producer; David Patton, the Executive Director and Attorney-in-Chief of the Federal Defender's of New York; and Nancy Hoppock, the Center's Executive Director.
2011-2012 Fourth Annual Major Conference: "New Frontiers in Race and Criminal Justice"
The Center's fourth annual major conference was held on April 17, 2012. Read more here.
Alternatives to Incarceration
On May 21, 2012, the Center, in partnership with the Federal Bar Council, hosted a program regarding incarceration alternatives. Panelists included James M. Cole, the Deputy Attorney General of the United States; United States Sentencing Commissioner Dabney Friedrich; the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; the Center's Faculty Director, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy Rachel E. Barkow; and First Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York, Ann J. Swern. The event was moderated by the Honorable John Gleeson, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Read Deputy Attorney General Cole's remarks.
Milbank Tweed Forum: Fraud, Bribery, Corruption: Are Corporate Cops Fighting a Losing Battle?
On April 4, 2012, the Center's Faculty Director, Professor Rachel E. Barkow, moderated a Milbank Tweed Forum, "Fraud, Bribery, Corruption: Are Corporate Cops Fighting a Losing Battle?" Panelists included Jennifer Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, Kevin Davis, Beller Family Professor of Business Law at NYU School of Law, Harry First, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, Sara Moss ’74, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Estee Lauder Companies, Katherine Reimann ’82, Chief Compliance Officer, Citi and Citibank, Mara Trager ’98, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, Sanjay Wadhwa (LL.M. ’96), Associate Regional Director for Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Bruce Yannett ’85, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
2010-2011 Third Annual Major Conference: "Policing, Regulating, and Prosecuting Corruption" (co-hosted with the NYU Annual Survey of American Law Spring 2011 Symposium)
The Center's third annual major conference was held on Friday, March 25, 2011. It was co-hosted by the Center and the NYU Annual Survey of American Law Spring 2011 Symposium. The keynote speakers were Anne Milgram ('96), the former Attorney General of the State of New Jersey and a senior fellow at the Center, and Neil M. Barofsky ('95), at the time the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and now also a senior fellow at the Center. Read more information here; see video.
Conversations On Urban Crime
On February 7, 2012, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., delivered a "Conversation on Urban Crime." See video here.
On November 18, 2010, at 5 p.m., the Center hosted a "Conversation on Urban Crime" with Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York.
2009-2010 Second Annual Major Conference: "Allocating Prosecutorial Power: How Prosecutors Compete, Cooperate and Clash"
The Center's second annual major conference was held on April 23, 2010, and focused on inter-and intra-jurisdictional competition and cooperation among prosecutors. Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, delivered the keynote address. Read more here and see the schedule here. See video here.
Federal Sentencing at a Crossroads: A Call for Leadership
On May 24, 2010, the Center cosponsored a panel discussion, "Federal Sentencing at a Crossroads: A Call for Leadership." Read more about the event and see video here.
Public Address on White Collar Crime by Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
On November 19, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, delivered a Public Address on White Collar Crime. Read his prepared remarks, and read more about the event here.
New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: What Really Works?
The Center co-sponsored this conference, which was held at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Read more information here. Read papers generated out of the conference here.
Defending Detainees, the Constitution and the Rule of Law at Guantánamo: The Incredible Case of Mohammed Jawad
The Center co-sponsored this event on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Paul Butler, "Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice -- Should Good People Be Prosecutors?"
On October 28, 2009, Professor Paul Butler of George Washington University Law School discussed his recent book, "Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice," in particular, the chapter entitled, "Should Good People Be Prosecutors?" This event was offered as a part of NYU School of Law's "The Forum." Read more and see video of this event here.