Past Events

  • The Brennan Center for Justice hosts the 8th Annual Community Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference at NYU Law School in New York City. During the two days, defenders, social workers, and researchers discuss ways to better serve their clients, participate in policy advocacy and systemic reform, and build the capacity of their organizations.

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:45am
  • The Brennan Center for Justice Living Constitution Project brings together thinkers and policymakers to further understanding of the Constitution and its role in a changing world. Senator Tom Harkin presents his lecture "Filibuster Reform: Curbing Abuse to Prevent Minority Tyranny in the Senate."

    Monday, June 14, 2010 - 6:00am
  • The Brennan Center Jorde Symposium, an annual event, was created in 1996 to sponsor top scholarly discourse and writing from a variety of perspectives on issues that were central to the legacy of William J. Brennan, Jr. This year, Professor Rick H. Pildes of NYU School of Law presents his lecture "Ungovernable America? The Causes and Consequences of Polarized Politics."

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 10:45am
  • This symposium will focus on legislative reforms to improve the current system of election administration, including voter registration, voting technology, ballot design, voter ID laws, and the selection of election officials.

    Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:45pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School presents a conference on the regulation of money in politics.

    Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 12:15pm
  • The Sixteenth Annual Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice is presented by the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the Brennan Center for Justice. Honorable Roderick L. Ireland of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court presents his lecture "Goodridge’s Wake: Reflections on the Political, Public, and Personal Repercussions of the Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Cases."

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 6:00pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice presents "A Public Conversation About Jim Crow in New York: The Empire State's Current Criminal Disenfranchisement Law and a Century-Long Effort to Keep African-American Citizens Out of the Voting Booth."

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 11:00am
  • This Forum brings together a set of high-profile experts to talk about Citizens United: whether it was right or wrong as a matter of constitutional law, and what its ramifications will be for American politics? Will money now flow from corporate coffers into political races? Or will the decision mean less that it seems in the long run?

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy testifies at the Committee on House Administration Hearing.

    Monday, February 1, 2010 - 1:30pm
  • The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School presents "Living Up To Our Constitution," a lecture by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The event will be moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor-in-Chief of The Nation.

    Friday, November 20, 2009 - 5:30pm