Justice System Reform Ideas from Law School Deans and Jurists to Improve Public Trust and Confidence

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9 a.m. Hawaii / 11 a.m. Alaska / 12 p.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Mountain / 2 p.m. Central / 3 p.m. Eastern

Duration: 90 minutes

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October 7, 2020

U.S. law school deans have the vital job of ensuring that today’s law students not only can navigate the current justice system for their clients but also have the capacity and commitment to improve the system to build public trust.

Judges witness both the strength of our legal system and also how it can be unjust, unfair, or in some cases, simply appear to be unjust or unfair. We also know from recent events that a large swath of the American populace believes that the system is unjust, especially towards people of color.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify solutions to the current problems experienced by many in the justice system;
  • Refine ideas for making academicians, fellow judges, the legal system, and the public more satisfied with the justice system; and
  • Educate others about potential solutions to advance the promise of equal justice under law.


In an interactive format, the panel and participants will examine the following questions in an effort at refining thoughts about the best ways to improve the system: What do law school deans and jurists think are the biggest issues facing the justice system today? What improvements can law school deans and judges employ to create lasting beneficial change? Do law school deans and judges have an obligation to educate the public about the justice system and how it should work? If so, what are some ways to educate effectively to improve public trust and confidence? How might the academy and bench better collaborate to strengthen both the workings of our system of justice and confidence in its integrity?


Moderator: President Kellye Testy


Panelists:

  1. Justice Scott Bales (Ret.), Chair, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  2. Judge (Ret.) and Professor Phyllis Kotey, Florida International University College of Law
  3. Dean L. Song Richardson, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  4. Dean Gary Jenkins, University of Minnesota Law School


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Judges witness both the strength of our legal system and also how it can be unjust, unfair, or in some cases, simply appear to be unjust or unfair. We also know from recent events that a large swath of the American populace believes that the system is unjust, especially towards people of color.

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