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What Documentary Films Teach Us About the Criminal Justice System

Agenda

Friday, February 29

12:30- 1:45 p.m. Pre-event
Screening of University of Maryland Student Videos

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Taunya Lovell Banks
Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence and
Francis & Harriet Iglehart Research Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law


Karen Rothenberg
Dean and Marjorie Cook Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law

2:15-4:15 p.m.  Keynote Event
Filmmaker and Subject: A Conversation with Tod Lending and Pete Duncan
(Film: Omar & Pete)

Tod Lending
Filmmaker
Omar & Pete


Peter Duncan
Caseworker, Our Daily Bread
Co-star, Omar & Pete


Rada Moss
Director
Maryland Re-entry Partnership


Thomasina (Tomi) Hiers
Director of Programs and Services
Office of the Secretary
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services


Moderator: Taunya Lovell Banks
Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence and
Francis & Harriet Iglehart Research Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Storytelling: Law and Narrative Meets Law and Film

Peggy Cooper Davis
John S. R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics and
Director of the Lawyering Program
New York University


Rebecca Johnson
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, University of Victoria


Ellen Schneider
Executive Director
Active Voice


Moderator: I. Bennett Capers
Associate Professor of Law
Hofstra University

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception

 

Saturday, March 1

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00- 10:30 a.m.
The Lawyers' Role in Debates About Film's Significance and The Use of Film by Lawyers

Regina Austin
William A. Schnader Professor of Law and
Program Director, Documentaries and Law Project
University of Pennsylvania


Jessica Silbey
Assistant Professor of Law
Suffolk University Law School


Jerry Deise
Law School Professor
University of Maryland School of Law


Moderator: Angela Davis
Professor of Law
American University, Washington College of Law

10:40 - 11:50 a.m.
The Impact of Documentaries on Law Teaching

What lessons are we trying to show? What lessons were learned? A dialogue between law teachers and students

Abbe Smith
Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program
Professor of Law
Georgetown Law Center


Michael Pinard
Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law


Jack Boyd
Student
University of Maryland School of Law

Tara Curtis
E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow
Georgetown Law School

Andrew Stanner
E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow
Georgetown Law School


Moderator: Renée Hutchins
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.
The Effectiveness of Documentaries as a Teaching Instrument
All documentaries seek to expose an issue and/or teach certain lessons. An overarching question is whether the lessons conveyed and/or learned are an accurate portrayal of the underlying issue, or whether the documentary distorts the issue and/or misleads the viewer.

Sherrilyn Ifill
Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law


Anil Kalhan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Fordham Law School


Ken King
Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Suffolk University


Moderator: Sanjay Chhablani
Assistant Professor of Law
Syracuse University

1:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch at the Movies
(Film: When Kids Get Life)

Ofra Bikel
Filmmaker

Kristin Nicole Henning
Associate Professor & Deputy Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Georgetown University


Jovon Holmes
Student
Morgan State University

Moderator: Michael Pinard
Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law


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