Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice


Robina In Conversation Series

We Are All Criminals

3:00pm to 5:00pm Mondale Hall, Room 25

Thank you for joining the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice on April 17, 2018 for our latest Robina In Conversation, "We Are All Criminals, an In Conversation with Emily Baxter" at the University of Minnesota Law School.

View the video of the event below.

Emily Baxter presented the We Are All Criminals project and discussed some of the key points and observations about challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be a criminal. She shared stories of individuals who have been left behind because of their record and stories of those who have had the luxury of forgetting prior criminal behavior that never resulted in them obtaining criminal records. She also discussed the existence and impact of racial disparities in the justice system and how those disparities reflect in criminal records, as well a public policy and collateral consequences related to criminal record. Professor Perry Moriearty (UMN Law School) moderated the event, and we heard from Richard McLemore II (Ujamaa Place), and Assistant Professor Ebony Ruhland (University of Cincinnati) about the impact of having a criminal record and how the number of conditions and structures of probation may be causing barriers for individuals.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

2 Elimination of Bias Credits for CLE have been approved. Event Code: 254126

You can learn more about We Are All Criminals  here.

We Are All Criminals

Conference Video

Robina Institute Streaming Event


Speakers & Moderators

  • Emily Baxter Emily Baxter

    Founder and Executive Director of We Are All Criminals

  • Richard McLemore II Richard McLemore II

    Housing Director, Ujamaa Place

  • Perry Moriearty Perry Moriearty

    Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professor in law, University of Minnesota

  • Ebony Ruhland Ebony Ruhland

    Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati; Former Research Director, Robina Institute


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