September 1, 2020

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

Demystifying and Dismantling Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity has become a hot topic in the public sphere. But what exactly is qualified immunity and how does it work? How does it participate in structures of white supremacy and white privilege? And furthermore, how can it be eliminated, especially if it is the biggest obstacle to police accountability? In a conversation where these questions seek to be answered, we are pleased to welcome Professors Alan Chen and Teressa Ravenell who have both written extensively about qualified immunity, Professor David M. Shapiro whose litigation experience involving qualified immunity cases can offer a varying perspective, and Professor of Law, Paul Gowder who will serve as the moderator. 

As one seeks to better understand the complexities of qualified immunity, and the relationship it has between academic scholarship and legal practice as it related to advocating for extended civil rights and remedies--we ask that you please join the ACS Northwestern student Chapter for this timely and important discussion. Hope to see you there! 

This event will feature:

Alan Chen, Professor and Faculty Advisor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Member, ACS Colorado Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors

Teressa Ravenell, Professor, Villanova University School of Law

David M. Shapiro, Clinical Associate Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Director, Supreme Court and Appellate Program of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center

Moderated by:

Paul A. Gowder, Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law