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Manhattan DA Cy Vance (L’82) introduces himself to students at a luncheon career event sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Community Service on March 20.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance (L’82) Meets Public Interest Students

March 20, 2019 Criminal Law Our Alumni

When Cyrus R. Vance (L’82) became the Manhattan District Attorney in 2009, he noticed that the numbers of men and women of color being prosecuted for crime was the same as the number being prosecuted 30 years ago, when he was an assistant DA. Vance asked himself, Why is this picture the same? Does this system of justice keep us safer? Is it fair? What can we do to change it?