2019 Jorde Symposium: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

In his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Yale law professor James Forman, Jr. seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by so many African-American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In this symposium, Prof. Forman will reflect on the lessons of his book and discuss what is needed now to build a powerful movement to end mass incarceration. Commentary will follow from Professors Rachel Barkow (NYU Law) and Paul Butler (Georgetown Law). This event is sponsored by the Brennan Center Jorde Symposium, an annual event created in 1996 to sponsor top scholarly discourse and writing on issues central to the legacy of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

James Forman, Jr., J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Rachel Barkow, Vice Dean and Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy, NYU School of Law 
Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law 

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