Goldsmiths Law annual criminal justice lecture (with Berkeley Law), on US criminal justice responses to Covid-19 and comparisons with the UK (with focus on race and Covid-19).
The Department of Law is delighted to announce that its annual criminal justice lecture will be delivered in collaboration with Berkeley Law, on June 4, 2020, via Zoom (the meeting details will be communicated to all participants prior to the event).
We are delighted to host Berkeley Law's Professor Andrea Roth and Professor Charles Weisselberg, to deliver the annual criminal justice lecture.
Professor Roth and Professor Weisselberg will analyse US criminal justice responses to Covid-19, focusing on race and the pandemic, and extending their analysis to a range of issues relating to how the pandemic tests the criminal justice system's humanity and attachment to constitutional principles.
In view of the dramatic events unfolding in the US right now, with the killing of George Floyd outraging the country (and the world), the event will acknowledge, and reflect on, the murder of Mr. Floyd and other unarmed African American men and women as a result of endemic police brutality and violence.
Following Professor Roth's and Professor Weisselberg's presentations, Visiting Professor in Law at Goldsmiths, Kirsty Brimelow QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, whose work has helped highlight wrongful convictions for Covid-19 offences (leading the Crown Prosecution Service to decide to review all convictions for such offences) will offer analysis of the UK perspective.
Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Head of the Department of Law at Goldsmiths, will chair the event.
The event will come to a close with a Q & A, focussed on extrapolating from a comparison between the US and the UK effective solutions for dealing with Covid-19 within the criminal justice system.
Professor Andrea Roth joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2011, after 3 years as a Grey Fellow at Stanford and 9 years as a trial and appellate public defender in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on the ways in which pedigreed concepts of criminal procedure and evidentiary law must be retheorized in an era of science-based prosecutions. In 2019, Professor Roth was one of four recipients of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award and has received many other prestigious awards for her teaching and research.
Professor Charles Weisselberg joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1998. He served as the founding director of the Center for Clinical Education, the Law School’s in-house clinical program, which he developed and administered from 1998 to 2006. Professor Weisselberg also served as Associate Dean for the J.D. Curriculum from 2013 to 2015, and then as Associate Dean for Advanced Degree Programs.
Kirsty Brimelow QC is a Visiting Professor in Law at Goldsmiths. Kirsty is the head of Doughty Street Chambers’ International Human Rights Team, and the first Chairwoman of the UK Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC). Kirsty is the winner of the First 100 years Inspirational Barrister Woman in Law 2018 and Winner of The Advocate International Pro Bono Barrister of the year 2018.
Dates & times
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|4 Jun 2020
|6:00pm - 7:45pm
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