100 Years of Oregon Law Review

Looking to the Future of Racial Justice & Criminal Law 

Friday, April 8, 2022
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Ford Alumni Center Ballroom


 Join Oregon Law Review on Friday, April 8, 2022, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom for our 2021 symposium on racial justice and criminal law. We intend to provide a forum for authors to share their work and for students, alumni, practitioners, and community members to engage in discussion.

In 1921, Klansmen paraded through Oregon’s streets to aid in what would be their 1922 sweeping victory of state legislative seats, the Anti-Sterilization League was battling decisions by the Oregon State Eugenics Board to sterilize “confirmed criminals,” laws prohibiting Black people from living in Oregon and people of color from voting in Oregon would be on the books for another four and five years respectively, and faculty at the University of Oregon published Oregon Law Review’s first volume.

A century later, Oregon Law Review is publishing novel legal scholarship that examines the present intersection of race and criminal law as we look to the century ahead:

Batson v. Armstrong: Prosecutorial Bias and the Missing Evidence Problem
Darryl K. Brown, O.M. Vicars Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Criminal Justice Through Management: From Police, Prosecutors, Courts and Prisons to a Modern Administrative Agency
Edward L. Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Malcolm M. Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley

Book Review: Reducing Gun Violence with ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology and Community-Based Plans: What Works?
Harvey Gee, attorney in San Francisco.  Gee previously served as an Attorney with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh, the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, and the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender.

OLR intends to make CLE credit available for this event.