Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

Washington, DC

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The Catholic University Law Review presents its 2013 Symposium

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

with keynote speaker

The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Senior Counsel, King & Spalding LLP
60th Governor of Maryland, 2003–2007
U.S. House of Representatives, 1995–2003

Panelists include

The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Associate Judge, Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Margaret Colgate Love
, U.S. Pardon Attorney, 1990–1997
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Andrew G. Ferguson
, Assistant Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia
Erik Luna, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law, Washington & Lee School of Law
Nicole D. Porter
, Director of Advocacy, The Sentencing Project

Friday, February 15, 2013
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Byron Auditorium
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Road, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Reception to follow in the law school atrium

More than two million adults and children are behind bars in this country. While progressives have long advocated for national corrections policy reform, the country’s recent economic difficulties have changed the debate altogether. Politicians and activists on both ends of the political spectrum are re-examining our criminal justice system in every respect. This symposium will address issues such as police practices, prison overcrowding, sentencing reform, decriminalization and diversion, clemency, and successful re-entry into society. The focus will be on generating bipartisan support for sustainable reform.


We look forward to having you join our symposium and participating in the lively discussion that is sure to take place. If you have any questions, please contact our Lead Articles & Symposium Editors Alex Harisiadis,, Elyssa Lacson, This event qualifies for a CUA ethics credit.