Race and the 1L Curriculum: Criminal Law

October 05, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

In the past year, movements to address deep racial inequities embedded in the criminal system gained greater prominence and popular support. At the forefront of these movements are leaders in North Carolina fighting the cash bail system that incarcerates people based on poverty, the racially disparate disenfranchisement of individuals for unpaid fines and fees, and the dangerous conditions facing largely black and brown people in local jails. Join us for a discussion with Daryl Atkinson who co-directs Forward Justice, Andrea "Muffin" Hudson who founded and directs the NC Community Bail Fund, and Leah Kang, staff attorney at the ACLU-NC. We will hear about their innovative racial justice related work here in Durham and in North Carolina. Link: https://bit.ly/3iBG1DX Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Rachel Greeson at Rachel.Greeson@law.duke.edu