2012 Cooper-Walsh Colloquium
Legitimacy and Order: Analyzing Police-Citizen Interactions in the Urban Landscape
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Location: Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus
The fifth annual Cooper-Walsh Colloquium will address urban policing practices and analyze the consequences of local law enforcement policies and strategies on urban people and spaces.
The presenters will introduce their papers, followed by response from commentators and roundtable discussions. The Fordham Urban Law Journal will publish the articles and responses in its Spring 2013 Cooper-Walsh Book.
10:30-10:40 WELCOME and INTRODUCTION
Sara Tam, Cooper-Walsh Colloquium Editor
Professor Susan Block-Lieb, the Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues
10:40-11:30 PROFESSOR BENNETT CAPERS — “Crime, Surveillance, and Communities”
Professor Capers from Brooklyn Law School queries how the Fourth Amendment can serve, not to limit public surveillance, but rather to harness public surveillance’s full potential to benefit communities through monitoring police, reducing racial profiling, and ultimately increasing perceptions of legitimacy. Professor Christopher Slobogin from Vanderbilt Law School will respond.
11:40-12:30 PROFESSOR ALAFAIR BURKE — “Policing, Protesters, and Discretion”
Professor Burke from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University discusses the policing of the Occupy movement, noting how police departments have failed to use community policing principles in their responses and arguing that both police and protestors could further their own legitimacy by using community policing as a model to foster cooperation. Professor Lenese Herbert from Albany Law School will respond.
1:30-2:20 PROFESSOR JEFFREY FAGAN — “Indignities of Order Maintenance Policing”
Professor Fagan from Columbia Law School examines how the widespread use of coercive police authority produces incursions on dignity, focusing on the balance of harms and purposes, and the tragedy of the criminal justice commons that has grown with the spread of order maintenance policing. Professor Ekow Yankah from Cardozo School of Law will respond.
2:30-3:20 PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF — “Urban Misdemeanors and the Turn Toward Aggregation”
Professor Natapoff from Loyola Law School Los Angeles traces the influence of aggregation through each step of the urban misdemeanor process, demonstrating how that process has effectively abandoned the individuated model of guilt and lost the essential characteristics of a “criminal” system of legal judgment. Professor Markus Dubber from University of Toronto Faculty of Law will respond.
3:20-3:30 CLOSING REMARKS
Vice Dean Sheila Foster, the Albert A. Walsh Chair of Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law
To download abstracts (PDF), click here.
The Cooper-Walsh Colloquium is dedicated to bringing attention to the policies and legal frameworks that will shape the future of American cities. The Colloquium is organized in conjunction with Professor Susan Block-Lieb, the Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues, and Vice Dean Sheila Foster, the Albert A. Walsh Chair of Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law.
To register, please contact Sara Tam, Cooper-Walsh Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.