The Georgia Law Review symposium “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing" brougth together a diverse set of voices to discuss the state of the law in the intersection of criminal law and policing. A keynote presentation was given by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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Friday, January 27th
9:15 AM

Policing: Problems, Perspectives and Remedies

Craig Futterman, University of Chicago Law School
Cynthia Lee, George Washington University Law School
Song Richardson, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Jack Chin, University of California, Davis School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Specific police practices are most significant during every day interactions between police officers and the communities they serve. This panel discussed the current state of these interactions and alternative approaches to restructuring them— including model legislation and policies, trauma-informed community policing, and empirical studies.

11:00 AM

Policing and Prosecutorial Ethics

Lonnie T. Brown, University of Georgia
Kami Chavis, Wake Forest University School of Law
Michael Cassidy, Boston College Law School
Bruce Green, Fordham Law School

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Prosecutors are subject to ethical regulations regarding their duties. In addition, prosecutors often have an interdependent relationship with law enforcement. How do prosecutors address conflict of interest concerns that are presented when they are called upon to consider potential criminal charges against police officers? Do prosecutors’ ethical obligations require them to affect, influence, or limit police practices? This panel will seek to answer these and other questions related to the role of prosecutors in police conduct cases

1:30 PM

Emerging Issues and Controversies

Scott E. Sundby, University of Miami School of Law
Nora Demleitner, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Stephen Rushin, University of Alabama School of Law
Julian A. Cook, University of Georgia School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Keynote Address

Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Hatton-Lovejoy Courtroom, Hirsch Hall

3:15 PM - 4:20 PM