Phelps Lecture on First Amendment Law
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:45pm
John Giffen Weinmann Hall
Featuring Emily Bazelon
School of Law
Journalism, criminal justice reform and social media intersect at this year’s Phelps Lecture on First Amendment Law with leading legal journalist and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon.
Bazelon will give the lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street. Titled “Journalism about Criminal Justice in the Age of Social Media,” Bazelon’s lecture comes in the wake of her recently published book Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration. In the book, she argues the mass incarceration problem is the result of over-aggressive prosecutors who have sent too many to prison, including the innocent, and have contributed to the breakdown in the justice system. In the book she explores the dynamics that led to where we are today and explores the power of prosecutors by following two cases that highlight how two people in different parts of the country go through the system with different outcomes.