November 10, 2016
Tulane Law School hosts an exploration of the criminal justice system Nov. 17 featuring speakers from all aspects: law enforcement, courts, public accountability and advocacy for the wrongly accused.
The event, sponsored by the Press Club of New Orleans in collaboration with the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic, is free and open to the public. It’s scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room 110 of Tulane Law’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St. in New Orleans.
For "Criminal Justice: What does a fair system look like?" WDSU News reporter Travers Mackel will moderate a panel featuring Kenneth A. Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Simone Levine, executive director of Court Watch NOLA; New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison; exoneree John Thompson of Resurrection After Exoneration; and interim Judge Graham Bosworth of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
The goal is to examine the many components needed for a fair, effective and healthy criminal justice system.
About Press Club of New Orleans:
The Press Club of New Orleans (PCNO) is a 501c(3) professional organization that works toward the progression and development of the field of journalism in Southeast Louisiana. PCNO’s membership encompasses more than 200 media professionals, including journalists, journalism educators and media and public relations professionals from the Greater New Orleans region, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.
About the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic:
The Tulane Criminal Law Clinic provides third-year law students with actual experience in criminal practice at the trial and post-conviction levels. Under the supervision of clinical faculty, student-attorneys handle all aspects of their client’s case: the initial client interview, investigation, pretrial motions, trial, sentencing, appellate review and federal habeas corpus relief. By representing clients and participating in community education and criminal justice projects, clinic students advance their lawyering skills and understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system.