Professor James Forman, Jr., of Yale Law School, spoke at Alabama Law today about his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.
Professor Forman said he wrote the book for two reasons. First, he wanted to write a book that was “rooted in black politics, black intellectual history, and black cultural history.”
“I wanted to write something that showed the complexity and the diversity and the variety of perspectives on a range of issues, in particular, the issue of what to do over the last 50 years of our criminal legal system.”
Second, he wanted to draw on his work in the criminal justice system.
Locking Up Our Own won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. It examines the complex and often conflicted history of African-American leaders and communities advocating for increased levels of incarceration. Professor Forman’s visit was made possible, in part, through the generosity of The Order of the Coif society.
Professor Fred Vars is quoted extensively in an AL.com story about his proposal for a waiting period for firearms. His proposal would allow Alabama residents to voluntarily suspend their ability to purchase a gun.
Professor Adam Steinman, a co-author of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure, was interviewed by Professor Arthur Miller, founding author of the treatise, on the state of pleadings and personal jurisdiction in federal courts.
The interview on Legal Current is part of a podcast series that is marking the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure.
James Forman, Jr. is scheduled to speak at noon Friday, September 20 in the Bedsole Moot Court Room.
Professor Forman, of Yale Law School, won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction for his book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”
“Locking Up Our Own” examines the complex and often conflicted history of African-American leaders and communities advocating for increased levels of incarceration. Professor Forman’s visit is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Order of the Coif society. Box lunches will be provided.
Copies of Professor Forman’s book will be available for purchase, and signing, immediately following the presentation.
Please RSVP through the following link: law.ua.edu/forman.
Professor Heather Elliott is quoted in The Montgomery Advertiser about water policy in Alabama and the effect that could have on water and wildlife.
For more, read “Climate and Change: In Farming, Questions of Heat and Water.“
Professor Casey Faucon is quoted by Fox News about a proposed bill in Utah that would reduce the penalties against polygamists.
Luke Kiszla, ’18, and Jayme Smith, 3L, will be featured on an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” later this year. Kiszla, who is engaged to Smith, sent in an application to be on the HGTV show just for fun. That application quickly became an on-camera house hunt in Montgomery, where Kiszla and Smith plan to settle.
For more, read “Dorm-dwellers and Renters Escape into HGTV.”
Professor Joyce White Vance, along with several other experts, provided a summary of the Mueller Report for Just Security.
For more, read “Expert Summaries of Mueller Report: A Collection.”
Professor Joyce White Vance discusses on NPR how she approached conducting an ICE raid similar to the ones that happened in Mississippi.