SSDP and ACLU hold California Criminal Justice series

SSDP and ACLU hold California Criminal Justice series

A Critical Eye on Criminal Justice

The students of Golden Gate Law School’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are proud to host a series of panels designed to educate, inform, and reflect on California’s criminal justice system. We encourage your attendance to provide insight and speak with others concerning California’s criminal justice system. Please see below for more information about each panel:

Week 1: Psychology & Law

Tuesday, January 18 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Guest Panelists:

  • Craig Haney, Professor of Psychology at University of Santa Cruz and expert in effects of incarceration
  • Sara Norman, Managing attorney of the Prison Law Office
  • Moderated by Professor Susan Rutberg

Week 2: Foundations of the Criminal Justice System

Wednesday, January 26 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Guest Panelists:

  • James Bell, Founder and Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute
  • Diana Tate Vermeire, Racial Justice Project Director at the ACLU of Northern California
  • Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co–founder of All of Us or None

Week 3: Life in a California Prison

Tuesday, February 1 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Guest Panelists:

  • Donald Specter, Director of the Prison Law Office
  • Jeanne Woodford, Former warden, San Quentin State Prison
  • Paul Wright, Editor and co-founder of Prison Legal News
  • Moderated by Professor Mort Cohen

Week 4: Examining Alternative Movements in Prison Reform

Thursday, February 10 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Guest Panelists:

  • Judge Jeffery Tauber, Judge in Oakland Municipal Court
  • George Galvis, Educator, consultant, trainer, and speaker in the areas of youth development & organizing, violence prevention, and restorative justice for youth
  • Cynthia Chandler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Justice Now

We hope you will join us in this critical discussion of criminal justice in the midst of historical reform. Thank you for your support. For more information visit our Facebook page or contact: John Robinson at or Pouria Yazdi at All panels will be held at 536 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Room 2203, San Francisco.

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