Please join us for the 2021 Law Review Symposium
The University of Chicago Law Review will showcase a diverse range of empirical, theoretical, and legal perspectives about the problems of urban violence as illuminated by the case of Chicago. Scholars from across the country will present divergent theories about the causes of violence along with potential responses and confront questions that include:
- Why does urban violence arise and persist?
- How does it relate to larger socioeconomic dynamics of concentrated and intractable poverty?
- What have we learned from decades of massive investments in policing and incarceration, as opposed to noncarceral policy instruments?
- What are the costs, particularly to historically marginalized groups, of the decision to use coercive rather than supportive interventions?
- How have initiatives from within communities changed the patterns or stakes of violence?
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Thomas J. Miles, Dean, University of Chicago Law School
Caroline Veniero, Symposium Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
Panel 1: What Causes Violence?: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Moderator, Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School
- Abolition and Violence, Allegra McLeod, Georgetown Univ. School of Law
- Crime and Punishment in Chicago: The Enduring Neighborhood Effect in Times of Social Change, Robert Sampson, Harvard University
- Patrick Sharkey, Princeton University
10:45 AM: Break
Panel 2: Policing and the Prospects of Reform
Moderator, Richard McAdams, University of Chicago Law School
- Territorial Policing in Black Neighborhoods, Elise Boddie, Rutgers Law School
- Police Monopoly and Misuse of Data During Chicago Homicide Waves, Robert Vargas, University of Chicago
- Prospects for Reform? The Collapse of Community Policing in Chicago, Wesley Skogan, Northwestern University
12:30 PM: Break
12:45–1:15PM: Social lunch
Panel 3: City Limits?: How Municipal Governments Can (and Can't) Address the Root Causes of Violence
Moderator, John Rappaport, University of Chicago Law School
- Evaluating Policing’s Contributions to Urban Violence
Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School
Alex Chohlas Wood, Stanford University
Sharad Goel, Stanford University
Amy Shoemaker, Stanford University
- Killing Me Softly: The Structural Violence of School Segregation, Latoya Baldwin-Clark, UCLA School of Law
- Cities, Preemption, and the Statutory Second Amendment, Joseph Blocher, Duke Law School
Please register in advance for this symposium: