Professor Jones Gives Presentations to 10th Circuit Judges
Professor Cynthia Jones gave two lectures on Wednesday, May 17, at the Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference in Park City, Utah. The training was for all of the judges of the 10th Circuit-- the U.S. District Court and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Jones' presentation focused on upcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and recent United States Supreme Court cases. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was also a speaker at the conference.
Professor Jones' areas of scholarship include wrongful convictions, criminal discovery, bail reform, and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. She established the Pretrial Racial Justice Initiative in 2013 to address racial and ethnic disparities in bail, and she previously directed the ABA Racial Justice Improvement Project, a program to engage criminal justice officials in racial justice policy reform. As a frequent lecturer for the Federal Judicial Center, Professor Jones has given her innovative, multi-media presentation on the Federal Rules of Evidence to federal judges and lawyers across the country. Professor Jones is the President of The Sentencing Project Board of Directors, and also serves on the governing boards of the Pretrial Justice Institute, and the Civil Rights Corp. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence at AUWCL.
October 5, 2016
American University Washington College of Law's Program on Law & Government presented the 18th Annual "Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term” event on Thursday, Sept. 29. The panelists included Brianne Gorod, Chief Counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, as well as Professors Cynthia Jones, William Yeomans, and Steve Wermiel. The speakers not only discussed several important cases that are on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for the new term, but also elaborated on the impact of beginning the term with only eight justices.
November 18, 2015
On November 12, 2015, the Pretrial Justice Initiative at American University Washington College of Law hosted an invitation-only roundtable discussion, which brought together leading bail reform advocates, civil rights lawyers, community organizers, and representatives from state and federal government agencies to discuss racial and ethnic disparities in bail and pretrial detention.