American Justice: A discussion about race and bias in the legal system
- Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.)
Lecturer on LawHarvard Law School
- Lecia Brooks
Outreach DirectorSouthern Poverty Law Center
- Garry Jenkins
DeanUniversity of Minnesota Law School
This panel discussion will bring Judge Nancy Gertner and Lecia Brooks into a conversation with Law School Dean Garry Jenkins on issues of race and justice in America.
The discussion will examine the roles of the justice system and systemic bias, including issues such as the long-term impact 1960s Civil Rights legislation, racial bias in legal representation, arrests, mandatory sentencing, incarceration, and its impact on individuals and communities.
The audience will be invited to participate in the conversation with these two distinguished speakers, to address the fraught topic of race, justice, and legal bias in America.
This talk, cosponsored by the Law School, is part of the Institute for Advanced Study’s yearlong 1968-1969 presentation and discussion series, copresented by Northrop and the University Honors Program. Cosponsored by the Imagine Fund, the College of Liberal Arts, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Givens Collection, Umbra Search African American History, the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Departments of History, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.
Lunch will be provided by the Law School’s Diversity Committee.