The Future of Criminal Law?

April 24, 2014 | 9:00am-5:30pm
2014 Robina Annual Conference

If you could change

The Robina Institute posed this question to a group of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers challenging them to envision a key reform that they believe could transform the criminal justice system.  Ten experts. Ten Proposals.  Fifteen minutes each.  Join us on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Humphrey School for Public Affairs as we imagine what could be the future of criminal law. 

This event is free and open to the public, registration is strongly encouraged.

6.25 Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE) have been approved. 

Ten Ten Fifteen



8:00 am Breakfast available in Humphrey Atrium
9:00 am Welcome
  David Wippman, Dean of the Law School
Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director of the Robina Institute
9:15—10:30 am Session 1
  “Juvenile Intervention and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System”
John Choi
  “Decriminalizing Victims of Sex Trafficking”
Michelle Dempsey
10:30 am Break
10:45—12:00 pm Session 2
  “Collateral Consequences, Are We Better or Worse in 2014?”
Hon. Pam Alexander
  “Recasting Civic Policing: Beyond ‘Peelian’ Principles”
Ian Loader
12:00—1:00 pm Lunch in Humphrey Atrium
1:00—2:15 pm Session 3
  “Pretrial Detention and Supervision”
Matt Alsdorf
  “Forward to the Past — Judges and Pretrial Investigation”
Thomas Weigend
2:15 pm Break
2:30—3:45 pm Session 4
  “No One Defends the Status Quo”
Kit Wellman
  “The Persistence of Drug Prohibition”
Doug Husak
3:45—5:00 pm Session 5
  “Curtailing Coercion in Plea Bargaining”
Carol Steiker
  “Republicanism, Policing, and Race”
Ekow Yankah
5:00 pm Reception in Humphrey Atrium



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