University of California - Berkeley Student Chapter
On September 12, 2016, the Federalist Society at Berkeley Law hosted Heather Mac Donald and a panel of law enforcement professionals for a discussion on officer safety and community policing. The panelists reflected on their personal experiences in law enforcement and weighed in on the current crisis in police-community relations.
- Kenton Rainey, Chief, BART Police Department
- Scott Erickson, Founder, Americans in Support of Law Enforcement
- Daryl Jackson, District Attorney Inspector
- Harry Stern, Managing Principal, Rains Lucia Stern, PC
- Heather Mac Donald, Author, "The War on Cops"
- Moderator: Kevin Walker, Berkeley Law
Boalt Hall, Berkeley Law Short video featuring Robin Fretwell Wilson and Teresa Stanton Collett
Teresa Collett, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and Robin Wilson, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, explain the upcoming Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
In 2013, Texas passed health and safety regulations designed to protect the health of abortion clinic patients. Whole Woman’s Health is an abortion provider challenging the law and claiming that these regulations are not only an undue burden on a woman’s liberty interest, but also that instead of protecting patient’s health, the restrictions are actually designed to legislate away abortion access. Short Video on Private Servers and the 4th Amendment in the Information Age featuring Amy Peikoff
Amy Peikoff February 10, 2016
Southwestern Law School’s Visiting Associate Professor Amy Peikoff explains the Third Party Doctrine of the Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment Doctrine. Under the Third Party Doctrine, the government does not need a warrant in order to obtain information entrusted to a third party, such as a bank, cell phone company, or email server. Thus, individuals who utilize their personal server for email may effectively keep their emails private while those using a commercial email server such as gmail do not have the same privacy. Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
Our panelists will discuss the criminal justice system generally, and the role of the prosecutor in particular. Some argue that, with the weight of the state and its resources on one side, including a deep book of potential crimes, the deck is unfairly stacked against criminal defendants. Others argue that police and prosecutors act in good faith, and credit them with incapacitating career criminals, trimming recidivism, and causing a plunge in national crime statistics. Who has the better of the argument?
2015 National Lawyers Convention
- Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Prof. William G. Otis, Georgetown University Law Center
Criminal justice and policing reform are much in the news lately, sparked by events that garner national media coverage. This panel will assess the need for reform, and the road forward. How do media narratives about policing square with the empirical evidence? What are the most effective methods of policing, and how can they best be promoted? What is the proper way to balance police activity and the crime rate? In the current atmosphere, is legitimate police activity chilled? Must law enforcement officers responding to calls pause to consider their potential personal liability?
Civil Rights: Ferguson, Baltimore, and Criminal Justice Reform
12:00 noon – 2:15 p.m.
- Mr. Arthur Loevy, Partner, Loevy & Loevy
- Mr. Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, The Cato Institute
- Dr. David B. Muhlhausen, Research Fellow in Empirical Policy Analysis, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
- Mr. Michael P. Tremoglie, Former Philadelphia Police Officer
- Mr. Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
- Moderator: Hon. David Stras, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Minnesota
- Introduction: Hon. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
The Mayflower Hotel