Speakers: Jennifer L. Achilles

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue (between E. 56th & 57th Streets), New York NY 10022
Start Date/Time:
18 October 2016, 6:30 PM UTC-12
End Date/Time:
18 October 2016, 9:00 PM UTC-12
Criminal justice has become a central issue of national dialogue. From policing strategies to sentencing guidelines to the prison industry, Americans have begun a rich conversation about the justice system. The presidential candidates, too, have campaigned on various platforms for reform. Not surprisingly, Vassar alumnae/i are at the forefront of thinking on these issues. At this panel, you will hear Vassar attorneys with expertise in criminal law—prosecutors, criminal defense counsel, and a leading advocate from the American Civil Liberties Union—discuss their hopes and predictions for the 2016 election and beyond.