Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 5 - 6 p.m.
Public Interest and Access to Justice
Special webinar presented by the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI)
Over the past year, systemic issues of race, rights, and access to justice were brought to light in new ways through the lens of a global pandemic and demonstrations seeking meaningful police reform. The legal community is at the forefront of enforcing rights, securing benefits, and advancing policy solutions and systemic change, and the work of public interest attorneys has been and will continue to be more important than ever in the coming year. Our panel will discuss the most pressing access to justice challenges faced in their work over the past year, what work remains to be done, and what issues they believe will linger in 2021 and beyond.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 5 - 6 p.m.
'Bad' Forensics: How Faulty Evidence Leads to Wrongful Convictions
Forensic evidence has become a staple of prosecution cases against criminal defendants. But research shows that this so-called foolproof evidence - from fingerprints to firearms to forensic algorithms - is anything but that. Brandon L. Garrett, author of "Autopsy of a Crime Lab," and Erica Suter, director of UB Law's Innocence Project, will discuss this important topic.