Progressive Prosecution: Legal, Empirical, and Theoretical Perspectives

Registration is free at this link.

The 2020 JCLC Symposium features scholars, experts, and practitioners from across the country who will discuss the recent rise of progressive prosecution and prosecutors. The Symposium will consist of a full day of discussion, beginning with an address from our keynote speaker, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

The Symposium will be held in Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The address is 375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Attendees may choose to attend the entire symposium or individual events. CLE credit is available.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 28, 2020

8:30-9:00     | Guest Arrival. Coffee and light breakfast will be served.

9:00-9:30     | Keynote Address by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx 

9:30-10:50 | Panel 1: The History and Future of Progressive Prosecution with Professor Rebecca Roiphe, Professor Chad Flanders, and Professor Joshua Kleinfeld. Moderator: Sarah Staudt

10:50-11:00 | Break

11:00-12:30 | Panel 2: Race and Progressive Prosecution with Law Clerk Daniel Fryer, Professor Aurélie Ouss, Professor Brittany Deitch, and Dr. Destiny Peery. Moderator: Dana Mulhauser

12:30-1:30   | Lunch Keynote – Professor Jeffrey Bellin

1:30-3:00 | Panel 3: Progressive Prosecution in Rural Jurisdictions with Professor Maybell Romero, Professor Stephen Galoob, and Professor Megan Stevenson. Moderator: Professor Sheila Bedi

3:00-3:10     | Break

3:10-4:30     | Panel 4: Progressive Prosecutors and Political Accountability with Professor Ronald Wright, Dr. Christopher Lewis, and Professor Vincent Chiao. Moderator: Professor Meredith Martin Rountree

4:30            | Closing Comments

Please direct questions to Patrick Blood and Frances Harvey, JCLC Symposium Editors:
Access CLE Materials here.


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.