Law Review presents ‘Community Prosecution and Community Defense’ as its fall symposium on Nov. 4

The Wake Forest Law Review’s 2011 “Community Prosecution and Community Defense” symposium will bring together legal scholars, policy leaders, and practicing attorneys who offer a range of perspectives on “Community Prosecuting” and “Community Defense.”

The symposium, to be hosted by Professor Ronald Wright from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, will focus on the connection between communities and the prosecutors and defense attorneys who work in those communities.

In particular, the symposium will focus on growth in the “community” organizational models for prosecutor offices and public defense organizations, which aim to democratize and decentralize the work of criminal justice actors, paralleling the earlier development of “community policing.”

The symposium is free and open to the public.


Robin Steinberg, Bronx Defenders

Chris Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice

Bruce Green, Fordham University Law School

Ben David, District Attorney for North Carolina District 5, Wilmington, North Carolina

Alafair Burke, Hofstra University School of Law

Josh Bowers, University of Virginia Law School

Stephanos Bibas, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Anthony Alfieri, University of Miami School of Law

Ronald Wright, Wake Forest University School of Law

This symposium is currently under review for 5 hours of CLE credit.

For more information, please contact Symposium Editors Matt Antonelli or Wade Sample