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Deason Discussions: The Appearance of Unfairness: Litigating Race in Criminal Trials

Deason Discussions: The Appearance of Unfairness: Litigating Race in Criminal Trials

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Following the national reckoning and subsequent backlash concerning racial equity, and in the wake of the highly publicized Rittenhouse and McMichaels' trials, please join Attorney Johanna Jennings as she joins us to discuss the legal issues and implications for future legal proceedings arising out of the racialized rhetoric utilized in both trials and others like them.

Johanna Jennings is the Founder and Executive Director of The Decarceration Project, a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating the decades-long trend of inequitable and inhumane mass incarceration. In that role, she engages in projects to alleviate systemic racial inequity, represents individuals directly in strategic litigation, and advocates for policies to reduce mass incarceration. Johanna has represented clients at every stage of the criminal legal process including the trial level, direct appeal, state post-conviction, and in federal habeas. In addition, she serves on the Forensic Resource Counsel Advisory Board, is a member of the North Carolina Public Defender Committee on Racial Equity, and is a member of the statewide Racial Equity Network. Johanna has developed expertise in issues related to race and jury selection and forensic science defense. She has presented at various trainings on topics including litigating Batson v. Kentucky, raising race in jury selection, and challenging forensic evidence. 

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The "Deason Discussions Series" is a monthly, virtual program targeted directly toward law students, but open to the entire law school communities and interested stakeholders. These presentations focus on a salient legal issue in criminal justice [reform] and provide a primer for discussion and engagement with the topic(s).

Date:
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time:
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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