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

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The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED), co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, will present “The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Approval for up to four hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association is pending approval. The event is also scheduled to be live webcast.

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.  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.

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.”

NC-CRED is dedicated to understanding how racial minorities are disproportionately represented in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, according to its website.

A film screening is being considered for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in Room 1312 as well.