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2021 Emerging Governance Leaders: Criminal Justice and Congress


Emerging Governance Leaders Seminar:
Criminal Justice and Congress

This digital seminar will take place on April 9th from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. and April 10th from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

From Colonial laws to the post-Civil War Amendments to 21st-century legislation, Congress has played a significant role in the shaping of America’s criminal justice system. After a summer of social unrest, there is a new focus on criminal justice reform. In this seminar, we will explore the role of Congress in creating Criminal Justice Reform.  How has Congress used its power in the past to create national reform? What is the role of Congress in reforming national systems based in racial disparities? Is federalism a help or hindrance? What have been the obstacles to reforming the criminal justice system and how have they changed? What role has the U.S. Supreme Court played in criminal justice reform?  What mechanisms of enforcement should be included in national criminal justice reform? 

Join esteemed professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an expert on Constitutional Law, Race and the Law, and Gender and Justice. This professional development opportunity will provide staffers with experiences and tools to help them thrive in their current roles and better position themselves for longer, more impactful careers in the U.S. Congress.

Eligibility and How to Apply

If you are interested in this seminar, please email David Daniels at with your CV or resume.

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Fri Apr 9, 2021 - Sat Apr 10, 2021