Location: 9th Floor Convening Space at 500 1st
Date: March 7, 2023

The Georgetown Center for the Constitution and the Institute for Justice invite you to a day-long symposium on Tuesday, March 7, at 500 1st Street N.W., with Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and one of the most respected and prolific scholars on qualified immunity. In her latest book, Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable, Professor Schwartz examines how the legal system in general, not just qualified immunity, prevents accountability for police misconduct. 


The symposium will kick off with a live recording of the Institute for Justice’s Short Circuit podcast, featuring Professor Schwartz and three additional distinguished professors in the field of government accountability. Following the recording, you will hear from real people whose lives have been affected by government abuse, and from a group of public-interest lawyers who will tell you all about the future of civil rights litigation. The symposium will culminate in a keynote address by Professor Schwartz with introductory remarks from Professor James Pfander, Professor of Law, Northwestern. The day will conclude with a reception and book signing. 


Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up today:  https://ij.org/event/joanna-schwartz-book-event-shielded-how-the-police-became-untouchable/