Opioid Symposium - Panel 2: Opioids and Emerging Justice Reforms

Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Conference

Please join us for the second panel of the Journal of Law in Society’s 2021 Symposium, in partnership with the Levin Center!

This panel will explore reforms in the criminal justice system in response to the opioid crisis, and address how those changes are connected to broader calls for change.  As public and legal view of the crisis has informed policy, this has created multiple responses within the criminal justice system.  Panel topics will include how race informs drug sentencing, rural prosecution strategies and reforms, American cultural views of drug use, and emerging policies to address opioids and other drug crises more effectively and humanely.

Panelists will include:

  • Jelani Jefferson-Exum, Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy,
  • Valena Beety, Professor of Law and Deputy Director of Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and
  • Brittany Kelly, Associate Director Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University.