2018 Law Forum: Criminal Justice at the Crossroads

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law will host a panel about the issues surrounding criminal justice reform on Tuesday, March 20.


A panel of criminal justice experts including Georgetown Law’s David ColeVida Johnson and Shon Hopwood, will discuss issues surrounding criminal justice reform including legislation, sentencing, and rehabilitation.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Office of Admissions.


The Honorable Ronna Beck – Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Avis Buchanan – Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

David Cole – Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy, Georgetown Law; National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

Holly Harris – Executive Director of the Justice Action Network

Vida Johnson – Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law; former supervising attorney in the Trial Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

David Safavian – Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform

Michael Santos – Prison consultant and criminal justice reform advocate

Adam Schwartz – Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia

Shon Hopwood (moderator) – Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law


Tuesday, March 20
7:30– 8:30 p.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001


Media interested in attending should contact mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.