Cleveland-Marshall College of Law welcomes Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Ronald Wright to speak at a free Criminal Justice Forum CLE event Tuesday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. Wright's talk, "The Jury Sunshine Project," will explore initial findings related to the racial disparities in jury selection. Professor Wright will generalize from the data collected by his research team about the race of jurors to ask more generally how accessible public records could transform criminal justice.
Ron Wright is one of the nation's best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors. He is a board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens' Police Review Board. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting antitrust and other white-collar criminal cases.
CLE credit: 1 free hour pending
Category: Alumni, CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures