Putting the Justice in Criminal Justice

Thursday April 6, 2017
12:10 pm to 1:10 pm
JG 101

Have you ever thought about what motivates public defenders to stand up for indigent clients day in and day out? Are you interested in how state defenders work differently than federal defenders, or what work at the appellate level is like? Join the Public Defender Students and CLS grads Whitney Hayes (Bronx Defenders), Molly Schindler (Center for Appellate Litigation), and Michael Brown (Federal Defenders) to talk about all the different ways to make public defense into a career.

Upcoming Criminal Justice Events Around NYC

One of the advantages of going to school in New York City is there are more events to attend than any one person knows what to do with. Here are a few events happening beyond the law school over the next couple of weeks:

“Voices from Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment: The Freeing Power of Higher Education,” a lecture by Reverend Vivian Nixon
Tuesday, March 7
6:30-9pm
Low Library at Columbia University
Free, but registration is required
Register here

“High Price,” a book discussion with Dr. Carl Hart
Wednesday, March 8
5-7pm
200c Schermerhorn Hall (Columbia Dept of Psychology)
1190 Amsterdam Avenue
No registration required, but the website suggests that attendance “only if you have read or are familiar with Dr. Hart’s work and are willing to voluntarily engage in discussion.”
More information

“Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder In America,” a book talk with LA Times reporter Jill Leovy and James Burnett, executive director of The Trace
Monday, March 13
1:30-3pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th Street
More information

The History and Future of Criminal Justice Reform in New York City
Wednesday, March 22nd
6:30-8pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Elebash Recital Hall​ (Ground Floor)
More information

Have a criminal justice event you’d like us to put on the blog? Email shane.ferro@columbia.edu.