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Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor of Law

Phone: 336.758.5726
Email: simmonkc@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 3322

Presentations

  • Beginning to End Racial Profiling, William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA September 26, 2012.
  • Criminal Law Discussion Group on Criminal Law Pedagogy, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, FL August 2012. 
  • Implicit Racial Bias in Policing and Prosecution, New Frontiers in Race and Criminal Justice Conference, New York University School of Law, New York City, NY April 17, 2012
  • Hiring and Training Officers for Democratic Policing, Symposium Presentation, Control of Police Misconduct in a Post-Exclusionary Rule World: Can it be Done? Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, February 24, 2012.
  • Police Accountability: Lessons From Abroad, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., December 14, 2011, 
  • Roundtable Discussion, Eradicating Racial Bias in Our Criminal Justice System, NC Advocates for Justice Conference, Raleigh, NC, December 2, 2011.
  • Roundtable Discussion, Scholarship From the Trenches: Contemporary Criminal Justice Policies That Impact People of Color, Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, July 25, 2011.
  • Remedying Racial Profiling, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, May 23, 2011.
  • Cooperative Federalism and Police Reform: Using Congressional Spending Power to Promote Police Accountability, Southeast Junior Faculty Working Papers Conference, University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, FL, December 4, 2010.
  • Subverting Symbolism: The Matthew Shepard- James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and a Cooperative Federalism Approach to Enforcement of Federal Hate Crimes Legislation, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C. December 21, 2010.
  • Panel Presentation entitled “Bridging the Doctrinal/Clinical Divide,” Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach FL, August 2, 2010.
  • Cooperative Federalism or Overfederalization of Criminal Law: An Analysis of the Matthew Shepard-James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, Fordham University School of Law, June 4, 2010.
  • Federalism and Federal Hate Crime Legislation: A Critique of the Matthew Shepard-James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, University of South Carolina School of Law, March 27, 2010.
  • Cooperative Federalism and Police Reform: Using Congressional Spending Power to Promote Police Accountability, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective,University of Pennsylvania Law School, December 10, 2009.
  • Congressional Spending Power and Police Accountability, Perspectives on Justice Symposium, University of South Carolina School of Law, October 31, 2009.
  • One Hundred Years of Righting Wrongs and Advocating Rights: The NAACP and Its Role in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. This presentation was part of a panel entitled “The NAACP at 100 Years”at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach FL (August 2, 2009).
  • Democratic Experimentalism and a Democratic Approach to Police Reform, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective Workshop, New York University, (May 16, 2009).
  • New Governance and the New Paradigm of Policing, University of Kansas Law School, Lawrence, Kansas (May 1, 2009).
  • Rethinking Reform: New Governance and New Solutions for Federal Police Reform, presented as part of a panel entitled,  “The New Legal Realism,” at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (January 2009).   The panel explored the differences and similarities in the approaches to a new legal realism in divergent subject matter areas including international law, constitutional law, and criminal law.  
  • Measuring the Impact of Legislative Efforts to Reform Police Practices: The Role of Democratic Experimentalism, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, May 22, 2008.
  • Policing, Criminal Injustice and the African-American Community, panel presentation at the  Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, Durham, NC April 12, 2008.
  • The Politics of Policing, Ensuring Stakeholder Participation in the Federal Reform of Local Police Practices, The Southeastern Association of American Law Schools, New Scholars’ Workshop, Amelia Island, FL (July 2007).
  • Collaborative Efforts to Reform Police Practices, Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective Workshop, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (May 2007)