The Four Pillars of Criminal Law

New York courthouse
Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:45 - Thursday, February 29, 2024 14:00

The primary officials in the criminal justice system are the police, the prosecutor, the defense attorney and the judge. How these officials interact can affect the outcome of a case, the job satisfaction and the reputation of the officials, and the perception of the legal system by ordinary citizens — especially witnesses, victims and defendants. Panelists will discuss how law governs these relationships, the impact of subjective perceptions and expectations, and real-world challenges to supporting a fair criminal justice system. This event is open to the Law School community. Box lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 12:30 p.m.

Criminal Law
Purcell Reading Room
Rebecca Klaff
Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic
Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

Event Details


  • Brad Haywood, Chief Defender, Arlington Public Defenders
  • Jim Hingeley ’76, Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney
  • Col. Trevor Barna, Chair, Criminal Law Department, U.S. Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
  • Richard Moore ’80, Retired Judge
  • Moderator: Robert Bushnell, Retired Judge