400 Years: Slavery and the Criminal Justice System Symposium – Baltimore, MD

The University of Baltimore Law Review will host a symposium on “400 Years: Slavery and the Criminal Justice System” on November 15th and 16th. The symposium is co-presented by the UB Black Law Student Association and the UB Criminal Law Association. It is sponsored by the Baltimore law firm of Kramon & Graham.

A two-day symposium examining the impact of slavery on the U.S. criminal justice system will bring scholars and historians from across the nation to the University of Baltimore School of Law on November 15 and 16, 2019.

Organized by the student-run Law Review, “400 Years: Slavery and the Criminal Justice System” marks the 400th anniversary of the first slave ships arriving on American shores, and uses the history of American enslavement as a lens through which to discuss slavery’s evolution and its effects on our criminal justice system.

Panels will explore such topics as the impact of slavery on our current legal system, criminal justice policies that adversely affect African Americans, the school-to-prison pipeline, and mass incarceration.

Additional information is available here.

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