October 1 Thursday

23rd Liman Colloquium After Ferguson: Money and Punishment, Circa 2020

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:10PM - 7:30PM
  • Online
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Funding and Defunding Criminal Systems
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:10 to 5:45 pm EST

In the wake of Ferguson, academics, advocates, and activists have worked to rethink and to reform the criminal legal system. From bail to fees to fines and other assessments, efforts are underway to change or abolish harmful practices. The painful last several months make plain the need to understand public finance and monetary sanctions. This panel addresses debates about the funding of law enforcement systems, initiatives to cut budgets, and how such efforts  may limit the use of money in bail and as a sanction.

Amna Akbar, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Wesley Bell, Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County
Kellen Funk, Associate Professor, Columbia Law School
Julie James, Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; Senior Liman Affiliate, YLS; Liman Fellow 2016

Moderator: Emily Bazelon, Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar, Truman Capote Fellow, YLS

6:15-7:30 pm EST  Seeing Inequality

Video has played a key role in documenting abuses, and it is but one medium for capturing and revealing what needs to change. This session explores how a range of modalities exposes (and obscures) the experiences of the criminal law system that are in need of radical revision.

Dwayne Betts, Ph.D. Candidate, Senior Liman Research Scholar, YLS; Liman Fellow 2016
Scott Hechinger, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Zealous

Introductions: Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, YLS

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Liman Center at Yale Law School
The Fines and Fees Justice Center
The Policy Advocacy Clinic at UC Berkeley Law

Contact Information

Elizabeth Keane