Justice Unbound: The Judge’s Duty to Address Bias and Inequality

February 17, 2024 • 9:00 AM • Law School 3041

In this symposium, judges, lawyers, and community members will consider what judges can and should do to address structural racism and bias both in and out of the courtroom. We will hear from speakers on topics including the criminalization of poverty and racial discrimination in jury selection. Sessions will address both racial equity in legal doctrine and collaborative efforts to build an inclusive culture in the legal system. Speakers will share insights into navigating ethical obligations and facing the backlash against racial equity initiatives. Judges will discuss diversity in the legal profession and share practical tools for guarding against the influence of bias. Sponsored by NC CRED, Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, Inclusive Juries Project, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and many more co-sponsors listed on the event website. For more information and registration, please visit our website link below. For questions, contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.