Law school to host symposium on fair policing

Tyler Pager, Managing Editor

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a day-long symposium Friday on fair policing.

The speakers will focus on how police, attorney and community leaders can work toward improving police practices and building safer communities. The event will be highlighted by a keynote speech from Paul Butler, a professor of law at Georgetown University and one of the nation’s leading lawyers on issues of race and criminal justice.

The symposium, which will be held on the law school’s campus in Chicago, is sponsored by the school’s Journal of Law and Social Policy.

“The event concerns the growing issue of police misconduct in this country,” Erica Haspel, a law student and symposium editor for the JLSP, said in a news release. “Our primary goal is for the panelists to reflect on strategies to improve fair policing and promote safer communities in America.”

Other featured speakers include law Prof. Destiny Peery, who will speak about implicit bias, Brigitt Keller, executive director of the National Police Accountability Project in New York, and G. Flint Taylor, founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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