CACL and NYU Law Review Symposium

Prisoners of Politics






On October 21, 2019, the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and the NYU Law Review jointly held the Symposium, “Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration” in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall. Watch the videos here:

          Keynote Address by Shon Hopwood, Georgetown University Law Center
          First Panel: Fixing the Broken Politics of Criminal Justice Reform

          Moderator: Josie Duffy Rice, the Appeal


          • Katherine Bennett, University of Washington
          • Scott Colom, Sixteenth Circuit Court, Mississippi
          • Shon Hopwood, Georgetown University Law Center
          Second Panel: Prosecutors and Criminal Justice Reform

          Moderator: I. Bennett Capers, Brooklyn Law School


          • Sherry Boston, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Georgia
          • Rahsaan D. Hall, ACLU of Massachusetts
          • Justine Olderman '98, Bronx Defenders
          Third Panel: Inviting in Experts: Getting “Smart” on Crime

          Moderator: Sandra G. Mayson '09, University of Georgia School of Law


          • W. David Ball, Santa Clara University School of Law
          • Kay Knapp, University of Minnesota Law School
          • Judge Patti B. Saris, District of Massachusetts
          Fourth Panel: Who Wears the Robe? Judges and Criminal Justice Reform

          Moderator: David Patton, Federal Defenders of New York


          • Alec Karakatsanis, Civil Rights Corps
          • Judge Bridget M. McCormack '91, Michigan Supreme Court
          • Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
          Closing Remarks by Rachel Barkow, NYU Law