Dedicated to the progress and advancement of all paralegals.
Fordham Law School
Rikers: An American Jail
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6 – 6:30 p.m., reception | 6:30 – 8 p.m., program
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, New York NY 10023
Join the A2J Initiative at Fordham Law for a screening of excerpts from the powerful documentary “Rikers: An American Jail” and a panel discussion about the future of Rikers Island, including the hard choices to be confronted and the next essential steps to be taken.
Scott PelleyJournalist; Correspondent on 60 Minutes, CBS
Bill MoyersJournalist; Executive Editor of “Rikers: An American Jail”
Elizabeth CrowleyFormer New York City Council Member for the 30th District
Eric Gonzalez District Attorney for Kings County, New York
Michael JacobsonExecutive Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
Jonathan LippmanFormer Chief Judge of New York; Chair of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform
Tracey L. MearesWalton Hale Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School; Bacon-Kilkenny Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham Law School (Spring 2018)
Stanley RichardsSenior Vice President of The Fortune Society
Register for the Event
Watch the Film Trailer
Co-sponsored by the National Center for Access to Justice, Center on Race, Law & Justice, and Urban Law Journal at Fordham Law.
The A2J Initiative at Fordham Law focuses the collective public service energy of the School to deliver on the promise of equal justice, which lies at the core of our concerns as a service-oriented institution and is the foundational bedrock of our constitutional society, through teaching, direct service, and scholarship, research and advocacy.
The following centers and institutes, in particular, pursue access to justice issues in their work:
• Center on Race, Law and Justice
• Feerick Center for Social Justice
• Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work
• Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
• National Center for Access to Justice
• Public Interest Resource Center
• Stein Center for Law and Ethics
• Urban Law Center