Slate Writes Up Cynthia Conti-Cook, NY Legal Aid’s Cop Accountability Project

Panelist Cynthia Conti-Cook has exploded the possibilities for public defenders protecting civil rights and holding police accountable.

“The Bad Cop Database”


Alec Karakatsanis Published in the New York Times

“President Obama’s Department of Injustice”

Panelist Alec Karakatsanis (“Policing Second-Class Citizens”) of Equal Justice Under Law penned this critique of the rhetoric and reality of the Obama administration’s criminal justice policies.

Welcome to the Police/State Site!

Hello, and thank you for visiting the website of the upcoming Georgetown Law Journal Symposium, “Police/State: Race, Power, and Control.”

In the weeks leading up to the event, this site will host the most updated schedule of events with links to panelist bios and organizational homepages. We will also post relevant news articles and commentaries, event updates, and more, to maximize the impact of a new kind of scholarly legal symposium.

The idea behind Police/State is to take the conversation out of the ivory tower of academia and engage leading legal thinkers with practitioners and activists to root out the causes and imagine solutions to one of the most devastating crises of our time. In that spirit, we invite all visitors to this site to join the conversation: post comments, engage in dialogue, and send us suggestions at And stay tuned for more content and updates!