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Mitchell Hamline Symposiums

Locked Up & Locked Out: Reforming Inequity in the Criminal Justice System

Mitchell Hamline Law Review is excited to invite you to our spring symposium on Friday, April 8th, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This event will be fully virtual, taking place via Zoom. There will be opportunities for continuing education and elimination of bias credits. Thank you to our event partners: the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), the ACLU student chapter, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society, and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

Our panels will highlight and explore the deep fissures in our criminal justice system and feature discussions with lawyers and community leaders who are making change through their representation, advocacy, and leadership. Speakers will discuss some of the most pressing issues in this space, including missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, wrongful convictions, restorative justice in practice, juvenile diversion programs, and so much more. At the conclusion of the event from 4–5:00 p.m., our keynote speaker, Anthony Ray Hinton, will share his decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom while surviving for 30 years on Alabama’s death row.

Symposium Agenda

8:45 a.m. Morning Zoom Session Opens
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Panel 1: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Panel 2: Wrongful Convictions
12:45 p.m. Afternoon Zoom session opens (same Zoom link as morning)
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Panel 3: Restorative Justice in Practice
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Panel 4: Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Keynote: Anthony Ray Hinton (separate Zoom link)

Assistance & Accessibility

If you need assistance with registration or with attending this event virtually, please contact Maggie Green, Symposium Editor. The symposium panels will all use the same Zoom link. If you log off at any point during the day and wish to rejoin the event, please use the same Zoom link originally provided. The Keynote Speaker portion of the event will have a separate Zoom link and requires separate registration.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is committed to ensuring equal access for all events. If you would like to request a disability related accommodation or have questions related to accessibility, please contact Shammah Bermudez, Director of Disability and Student Services. We ask for requests for accommodations to be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event.

Check out our website for event updates and additional information!