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Paul ButlerProfessor Butler researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory. His scholarship has been published in many leading scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review (two articles), the Stanford Law Review and the UCLA Law Review (three articles). He is the author of the widely reviewed “Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice,” which received the Harry Chapin Media award.
Professor Butler is one of the nation’s most fr
Professor Christy E. LopezChristy E. Lopez joined the faculty as a Distinguished Visitor from Practice in 2017, and was made Professor from Practice in 2020. From 2010 to 2017, Professor Lopez served as a Deputy Chief in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Lopez led the Division’s group conducting pattern-or-practice investigations of police departments and other law enforcement agencies, including litigating and negotiating settlement agreements to res
Jonathan AronieJonathan Aronie is a partner at Sheppard Mullin where he is the Leader of the firm’s Government Contracts & Investigations Practice Group. Jonathan also is a founding member of the firm’s Organizational Integrity Group, a cross-disciplinary team of litigators, regulatory specialists, federal monitors, and ex-prosecutors with extensive experience helping organizations prevent and defend against challenges to their organizational integrity. He is cleared at the highest levels and counsels and defe
Leslie RedmondLeslie E. Redmond is a public speaker, civil rights advocate, and strategic problem solver. Leslie is a Washington DC Native. At the then age of 25, she became the youngest President of Minneapolis NAACP. She is also the founder of Don't Complain, Activate.
Leslie stood on the front lines after the unjust killings of Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, Justine Damond, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. She was one of the “Louisville 87” that was arrested for demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Les