What is the role of policing in society? What are the legal remedies to and repercussions of police brutality? How can attorneys encourage trust and accountability between police officers and the communities they protect? Seton Hall Law Review Volume 46’s Symposium, “Policing the Police and the Community,” will provide a forum to discuss the legal, political, and cultural dimensions of the current state of policing and how we can improve going forward. The Symposium will highlight a keynote address by Christina Swarns, the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and remarks by Paul Fishman, the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Panel discussions will focus on race relations between the police and minority communities, the proper use of force, and the future of police accountability. The event will also include a lunch at the Newark Club. This lecture will be of interest to any New Jersey or New York attorney practicing civil rights litigation, criminal defense, and/or government prosecution.
A special thanks to our co-sponsors the Student Bar Association, Diversity Council, Black Law Students Association, Latin American Law Students Association, Lambda Law Alliance and Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association.