Jordan Gross - March 13

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"Fact, Fiction and Unintended Consequences in Criminal Justice Reform"

Synopsis: The American criminal justice system is in a state of perpetual flux, expanding and contracting with social views, expectations and economic realities. Sometimes criminal justice reform incorporates best evidence, sometimes it ignores it. Sometimes reform hits its mark, sometimes it misses, and sometimes it creates new problems. This lecture will discuss history and trends in criminal justice reform and the law’s tenuous relationship with social science.

Jordan Gross is a professor of law in the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM. She supervises the law school’s external prosecution clinics and teaches criminal procedure, white collar crime and professional responsibility. Before joining the law school faculty, she was a partner in a Seattle litigation firm specializing in federal criminal defense, complex civil litigation and appeals.