(Criminal Justice Roundtable) The Hidden World of Misdemeanor Criminal Justice

march 2022

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Although popular TV crime shows and law school classes alike are preoccupied with jury trials for serious felony offenses, most criminal cases involve minor misdemeanors that are resolved through rushed, informal processes that trap the innocent, punish the poor, and reproduce inequality.

Join Amanda Jack, Legal Aid Society of New York City; Professor Justin Murray, NYLS; Professor Alexandra Natapoff, Harvard Law School; Rosemary Nidiry, Fair and Just Prosecution; and directly impacted writer and advocate Kamal Lukata Anderson for a wide-ranging discussion of how the misdemeanor criminal system works, the problems it presents, and strategies for reform. The session will be moderated by Professor Anna G. Cominsky ’05, NYLS.

The Criminal Justice Institute is housed within the Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m. EDT


Information on how to access the webinar will be provided via email closer to the webinar date.


Criminal Justice Institute

Professors Justin Murray and Rebecca Roiphe

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