The Rutgers University Law Review invites you to join our 2021 Spring Virtual Symposium titled Prosecutors, Power, and Racial Justice: Building an Anti-Racist Prosecutorial System.
The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others at the hands of police have brought structural racism to the forefront of American social discourse. The ongoing crusade for racial justice and countervailing resistance to reform have focused primarily on policing. Equally important, however, is the power of prosecutors to perpetuate or upend the status quo of racial injustice in our criminal and juvenile legal systems.
The 2021 Symposium of the Rutgers University Law Review, in partnership with the Rutgers Center on Criminal Justice, Youth Rights, and Race and the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic, will explore the ways in which federal, state, and local prosecutors have contributed to mass incarceration in the United States and the roles they are playing or might play in developing and championing an antiracist system of prosecution.
The symposium will be a 4-part series held on:
April 9, 2021, 4:00pm to 6:00pm