CACL 11th Annual Conference

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On April 8, 2019, the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law presents its Eleventh Annual Conference, “Plea Bargaining: Reforming An (Un)Necessary Evil?” in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall.   Come hear from a diverse group of judges, academics, and practitioners as they discuss the problems with plea-bargaining, and what prosecutors, judges, and legislatures need to do in order to improve the process.

Panel One
  • Honorable Stephanos Bibas, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Scott Hechinger, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy, Brooklyn Defender Services

  • Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, Washington

  • Suja Thomas, Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Panel Two
  • Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law
  • Andrew Manuel Crespo, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Satana Deberry, Durham County District Attorney, North Carolina
  • Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney, Massachusetts
  • Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, Washington
  • Steve Zeidman, Professor and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, CUNY School of Law
Panel Three
  • Rachel E. Barkow, Vice Dean and Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy, Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, NYU School of Law
  • Dwayne Betts, lawyer, poet, and PhD candidate, Yale Law School 
  • Carissa Byrne Hessick, Anne Shea Ransdell and William Garland "Buck" Ransdell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, UNC School of Law
  • Honorable Robert L. Pitman, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas
  • Vanessa Potkin, Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, The Innocence Project
  • John Schoeffel, Attorney, Special Litigation and Training Units, The Legal Aid Society
Keynote Conversation

The Annual Conference will conclude with an exciting keynote conversation featuring Emily Bazelon, Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Dwayne Betts, author and PhD candidate at Yale Law School, as they discuss her new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration.

Free CLE credit of up to 4.5 hours of Professional Practice has been approved for this event.   Space is limited, so please register at this link

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