November 30, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Lawyer Chapters: Police Unions, Reform, and Racial Justice

Madison, WI

Police unions have been prominent forces as both obstacles to, and sometimes facilitators of, efforts to reform public safety provision and promote racial justice in America. Their voices shape dialogue and outcomes on issues ranging from discipline and qualified immunity to civilian oversight and body-worn cameras to representation, training, and culture. Join the ACS Madison, At-Large, Austin, Bay Area, Chicago, Washington DC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NE Ohio, and Oregon Lawyer Chapters for a program exploring the tensions and opportunities at the intersection of two concepts that progressives care about deeply–the labor movement and racial justice reform–in the world of policing.


Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Work and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Ayesha Bell Hardaway, Co-Director, Social Justice Institute; Associate Professor of Law, School of Law, Director; Social Justice Law Center, School of Law

Stephen Rushin, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Judge Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Hon. Paul Higginbotham, Judge (ret.), Wisconsin Court of Appeals