Journal of Law & Policy, Criminal Justice Program co-host ‘The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina’ symposium on Friday, Nov. 3

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The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED), the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, and the Wake Forest School of Law Criminal Justice Program, present “The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The event is free and open to the public. Four hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association has been approved. The event is also scheduled to be live webcast. The symposium will bring law enforcement, practicing attorneys and academics together to discuss equitable reforms to address racial disparities in policing in North Carolina, according to Stephanie Criscione (JD ’18), JLP symposium editor.

NC-CRED is a commission of police chiefs, practicing criminal attorneys and scholars, including Wake Forest University’s Associate Professor for Academic Initiatives Kami Chavis, who is the founding director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program. NC-CRED is dedicated to understanding how racial minorities are disproportionately represented in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, according to its website.

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy is an interdisciplinary publication that explores the intersection of timely legal issues with public and social policy. By examining topics of great importance, such as energy, economics, healthcare and social justice, the Journal seeks to introduce and advance discourse consistent with Wake Forest’s motto of “Pro Humanitate.”

The Wake Forest School of Law Criminal Justice Program is designed to facilitate critical thinking and scholarly engagement surrounding criminal justice systems in the United States. The program offers students interested in criminal justice an opportunity to engage in theoretical and practical dialogue about these issues to enhance their doctrinal classroom experiences.

Read the full symposium schedule on the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy website.