Professor Kami Chavis Simmons to speak at George Washington Law School on April 2 regarding White House Task Force policing report

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Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program Kami Chavis

Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, will speak on a panel regarding the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s report on Thursday, April 2, at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C.

The event will be moderated by Roger Fairfax, Associate Dean of Public Engagement and Professor of Law at George Washington Law School. Other panelists include Donald Braman, Associate Professor of Law at George Washington Law School; Seema Sadanandan, Policy and Advocacy Director, ACLU of the National Capital Area; and Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Open Society Foundations.

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Professor Simmons earned her B.A. in Public Policy and African and Afro-American Studies in 1996 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999. Professor Simmons writes in the areas of police and prosecutorial accountability, federal hate crimes legislation and enforcement, and racial profiling. Her writings have appeared in the American Criminal Law Review, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Alabama Law Review, Catholic University Law Review, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post.