Past Programs

May 2022

Crimmigration

Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

April 2022

Restorative Justice: Opportunities & Obstacles

A Conversation with NYU Professor Anna Harvey – The Adverse Consequences of Misdemeanor Prosecutions

March 2022

Issues Involving Individuals with Diminished Capacity

Jury Trial Management

A Conversation with Harvard Law Professor Martha Minow (author of When Should Law Forgive?)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

February 2022

Race and Property Law

December 2021

Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

The Disappearance of Dr. Parkman: Blood and Ivy at the Harvard Medical School

November 2021

Hon. Haskell C. Freedman Retreat for Probate and Family Court Judges

October 2021

Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Search and Seizure Trends in a Digital World

How to be an Upstanding Judge: Courtroom Management for Judges

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

Fourth Amendment U.S. Supreme Court and Supreme Judicial Court Cases 2021
Co-sponsored with the Social Law Library

September 2021

Will There Be a State Constitutional Response to the New Supreme Court’s Reshaping of Federal Constitutional Law? If So, How?

Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media

Justice Harry J. Elam Judicial Conference – Virtual Fall Conference 2021
Co-sponsored with the Justice Harry J. Elam Judicial Conference

June 2021

The Charles Stuart Story: White Lies and Black Lives
Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series with Northeastern University School of Law, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and co-sponsored by Boston-area organizations

Jim Crow in the 21st Century: Policing-Based Housing Policies and Racial Segregation

May 2021

The War on Drugs in Massachusetts: The Racial Impact of the School Zone Law and Other Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series with Northeastern University School of Law, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and co-sponsored by Boston-area organizations

April 2021

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding

Boston School Desegregation through the Rearview Mirror
Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series with Northeastern University School of Law, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and co-sponsored by Boston-area organizations

Bankruptcy for State Court Judges

“In Case You Missed It” Law Update

March 2021

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692

Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years
Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series with Northeastern University School of Law, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and co-sponsored by Boston-area organizations

MBA/FJI Bench-Bar Discussion
Co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Bar Association

February 2021

The Treasures of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Slavery, Wealth Creation and Intergenerational Wealth
Part of the Confronting Racial Injustice Panel Series with Northeastern University School of Law, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and co-sponsored by Boston-area organizations

January 2021

Media and the Courts: Judicial Transparency and the Right to Privacy

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

The Boston Massacre: A Social History

December 2020

An American Tragedy: The Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

November 2020

What is Good Treatment for Substance Use Disorders?
Co-sponsored with the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Understanding the Harvard Study on Racial Disparities in Massachusetts Criminal System

Evidence for Probate and Family Court and Juvenile Court Judges

October 2020

A Conversation with Linda Greenhouse

Adolescent and Young Adult Neurodevelopment
Co-sponsored with the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Race and Developing Criminal Law in Massachusetts

Mental Illness in the Courtroom: Protecting Litigants and the Judicial Process
Co-sponsored with the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Addressing Homelessness in Specialty Court Sessions

September 2020

Sentencing and Neuroscience: The Legal Framework, its Evolution, its Direction
Co-sponsored with the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

The Partisan Republic: Democracy, Exclusion, and the Fall of the Founders’ Constitution,
1780s–1830s

Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law

August 2020

“Why Bob Dylan Matters”

July 2020

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

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