February 22, 2011

Minority Law Students Association to host Feb. 24 panel discussion on race and criminal justice

What creates racial disparities in the criminal justice system and what could address them?

A six-member panel moderated by Mary D. Fan, UW assistant professor of law, will explore these issues and related ones from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in 119 William H. Gates Hall.

“Racial Disparity and the Criminal Justice System” will be presented by the UW Minority Law Students Association. Members of the panel will be:

  • Veronica Alicea-Galvan, judge of the Des Moines, Wash. Municipal Court.
  • Katherine Beckett, UW sociology professor with a joint appointment in the Law, Societies and Justice Program.
  • Jeff Geoghagan, an officer on the Seattle Police Department SWAT team.
  • Alexes Harris, UW assistant professor of sociology.
  • Anita Khandelwal, a staff attorney at The Defender Association in Seattle.
  • Mark Larson, chief criminal deputy, King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

For more information, contact Michael Kim, president of the Minority Law Students Association, at mdkim85@uw.edu or 818-219-6850.