Experts at NYU Law Forum analyze constitutional and criminal law issues stemming from Capitol insurrection

On January 15, at an NYU Law Forum sponsored by Latham & Watkins, Dean Trevor Morrison moderated a panel discussion among faculty experts that examined the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. Among the subjects considered were the potential criminal charges against those involved in the insurrection, the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the president’s pardon power, the recent statement by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and racial disparities in law enforcement response to protests. The virtual event was also co-sponsored by the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network (BWLN) and the Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS).

The panel featured Vice Dean Rachel Barkow, Charles Seligson Professor of Law and faculty director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal LawPreet Bharara, distinguished scholar in residence and adjunct professor of law; Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law and RCLS faculty co-director; Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and BWLN faculty director; and Andrew Weissmann, distinguished senior fellow and adjunct professor of law. 

Follow the full discussion on video: 


Posted January 19, 2021