2022 Symposium | April 8, 2022

The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology is excited to invite you to our 2022 Symposium on hate crimes. The Symposium will explore the current state of the law on hate crimes through three panels featuring scholars, practitioners, and activists.

Friday, April 8, 2022

10:00 – 10:15 AM | Introductory Remarks and Introductions

10:15 – 11:00 AM | Panel 1: Empirical Approaches to Studying Hate Crimes with:

  • Professor Brian Levin – CSU San Bernardino, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism 
  • Professor James Nolan – West Virginia University
  • Professor Lu-In Wang – University of Pittsburgh School of Law

11:00 – 11:15 PM | Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Panel 2: Hate Crimes, Care, and Prevention with:

  • Professor Jeannine Bell – Maurer School of Law: Indiana University Bloomington
  • Professor Shirin Sinnar – Stanford Law School
  • Professor Avlana Eisenberg – Florida State University College of Law

12:00 – 1:15 PM | Break for Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 PM | Panel 3: Perspectives and Prisons with

  • Professor Sheila Bedi – Northwestern University Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic
  • Ishani Chokshi – Northwestern University School of Law

This program has been approved for 2.25 general CLE credits in Illinois. To receive credit, please fill out the CLE request survey provided here by April 27, 2022. Late requests for CLE credit cannot be accommodated. This program is accredited only in Illinois. If you require credit in another state, please select the option on the survey to request an attendance certificate to use when self-applying for credit in other states.


This symposium is sponsored by the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. The use of Northwestern University facilities for this event does not constitute an endorsement by the University. The views of those invited to speak on campus are the views of the speaker and not of Northwestern University. Northwestern University does not endorse or oppose any candidate or organization in connection with this or any other political campaign or election.

This symposium is supported by the Irving Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994.