• Transforming Public Safety: Changing the Law to Make Policing More Accountable, Equitable, and Just

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    Thursday, May 20, 2021
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm



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Transforming Public Safety: Changing the Law to Make Policing More Accountable, Equitable, and Just

What can states and municipalities do to reduce the harms of policing and to promote a more holistic vision of public safety? Join us for a conversation with national policing experts on the next steps for reform. 

Panelists Include:

Maria Ponomarenko, Associate Professor of Law
Speaker Bio

Maria Ponomarkenko joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty as Associate Professor in Fall 2019. She teaches and writes in the areas administrative law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure. She is the Co-founder and Counsel at the Policing Project at NYU Law, and an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law: Policing project. 

Monica Bell, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology
Speaker Bio

Monica Bell is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her areas of expertise include criminal justice, welfare law, housing, race and the law, qualitative research methods, and law and sociology.

Walter Katz, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
Speaker Bio

Walter Katz has an extensive background in law enforcement accountability and oversight. He joined Arnold Ventures after more than two decades in public service, beginning with a 17-year tenure as a public defender in Southern California through his 2017 appointment as Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety in the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Sponsored By

University of Minnesota Law School Board of Advisors, Academic Engagement Committee



CLE Credits

1.5 Elimination of Bias credits requested

Accessibility Information

Closed Captioning availble. This CLE will also be recorded.

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Abigail Loyd
(612) 625-6584

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