2017 Fall Colloquium

The New Law and Order

Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina


Symposium: November 3rd from 9AM-4PM, Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center

Contact: Stephanie Criscione, Symposium Editor


The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED), the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, andthe Wake Forest School of Law Criminal Justice Program present “The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered policing in North Carolina” on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 9.a.m. to 4 p.m. , in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The symposium will bring law enforcement, practicing attorneys, and academics together to discuss equitable reforms to address racial disparities in policing in North Carolina.



9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Professor Kami Chavis
Associate Provost and Professor of Law
Director of Criminal Justice Program
Wake Forest University
9:05 a.m. Policing: A Historical Context Professor Thomas Nolan
Merrimack College
9:30 a.m. Community Policing in the 21st Century Professor Craig Futterman
University of ChicagoProfessor Michael Pinard
University of Maryland Law SchoolBree Newsome
Artist and ActivistCaptain Natoshia Miles
Winston-Salem Police DepartmentAssistant Chief Celisa Lehew
Chapel Hill Police DepartmentProfessor Ron Wright (Moderator)
Wake Forest School of Law
11:00 a.m. Identifying and Addressing
Implicit and Explicit Bias in Policing
Professor James Drennan
UNC School of GovernmentChief James Moore
Rocky Mount Police DepartmentFrank Baumgartner
Political Science Department
University of North CarolinaDr. Steven Gunkel
Sociology Department
Wake Forest UniversityProfessor Kristin Henning
Associate Dean for Clinics and Centers and Director Juvenile Justice Clinic
Georgetown LawJames Williams (Moderator)
Orange County (Retired) Public Defender
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote Speaker Professor Kami Chavis
Wake Forest University
Keynote Address: Professor David Kennedy
Director National Network for
Safe Communities & Professor of Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2:00 p.m. NC DA Roundtable Roger Echols
District Attorney
Durham CountyRobert Evans
District Attorney
Nash CountyAshley Welch
District Attorney
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain CountiesJim O’Neill
District Attorney
Forsyth CountyJim Woodall (Moderator)
District Attorney
Orange and Chatham County
3: 15 p.m. Activism and Policing: A Collaborative Model for Reform Blanca Nienhaus
LupeChief J. Jeffrey Smythe
Burlington (NC) Police DepartmentIrving Allen
Ignite NCDeputy Chief James Hinson
Greensboro Police DepartmentProfessor Mark Rabil
Director of Innocence and Justice Clinic
Wake Forest School of LawRaul Pinto (Moderator)
North Carolina Justice Center