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Georgetown Center for the Constitution Criminal Justice Series

3 upcoming talks by authors that are open to the public


This semester, the Georgetown Center for the Constitution inaugurated a new series of talks at Georgetown Law on criminal justice beginning with a talk by Terry Hake, who went undercover to ferret out corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County when I was a prosecutor there. His excellent book is called, Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust. It's a great read in which I make a small appearance near the end. Our upcoming talks are:

  • Tuesday, February 12th, 12pm-1:30pm. Achieving the First Step Act. Professor Shon Hopwood was instrumental behind the scenes in designing the bill. He is the author of Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer.
  • Wednesday, February 27th, 3:30pm-5:00pm. A Conversation with "Making a Murderer" Defense Lawyer Defense lawyer Jerry Buting will talk about defending the innocent drawing on his experience specializing in complex criminal cases. He is the author of Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System, which in development as a legal dramatic series for ABC.
  • Thursday, March 21st, 12pm-1:30pm. Don't Talk to the Police Professor James Duane (Regent University School of Law) explains why you should never agree to answer questions from police. He is the author of You Have a Right to Remain Innocent.