Hudson County Community College to Host Law Day Conference

Posted: 4/28/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

April 27, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host a Law Day Conference themed, “Miranda – More than Words,” on Monday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. There is no charge for admission.

The conference includes three panel discussions centered on exploring our criminal justice system and the importance of procedural fairness and equal justice under the law. Representatives from the College will participate in the panels, and Dr. Saul Kassin of John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be the guest speaker.  Light refreshments will be served in the morning, and lunch at noon. 

This year marks the 50 th anniversary of what could be called the country’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona . The Miranda warning has become ingrained in law enforcement, yet Miranda is only one element for ensuring justice.

One panel focusing on whether the Miranda warning follows the historic legal precedents for the protection against self-incrimination will be led by Dr. Christiane Warren, the Associate Dean of Social Sciences at HCCC. Dr. Aviva Twersky Glasner, Chair of Seton Hall University’s Criminal Justice Program, will lead the panel on why the United States Supreme Court decided that Miranda warnings are necessary. The third panel, which will explore the balance between ethical policing and the need for officers to understand the nuances of various cultural elements in relation to Miranda rights, will be led by Dr. Eric Friedman, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at HCCC.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Maria Guzman at:  mtguzman@hccc.edu or call (201) 360-4752, or register http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hccc-law-day-conference-tickets-24869814284