SAVE THE DATE - March 7, 2014. Fourth Annual Conference on Public Defense
The Defender Initiative plans its Fourth Annual Conference on Public Defense March 7, 2014 at Seattle University School of Law. Among likely topics are the implementation of the new Supreme Court rule on standards, issues related to immigration impacts of criminal convictions, racial disparity in the criminal justice system, and developments in plea bargaining and sentencing. Among the speakers will be Seattle University School of Law Professor Janet Ainsworth.
Professor Ainsworth joined the staff of the Seattle-King County Defender Association in 1980, serving in the appeals and felony divisions and as training coordinator from 1985 to 1988, when she joined the faculty. She served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2001 to 2005, and has been honored by students three times with teaching awards. Her scholarship has engaged a variety of issues, including the application of linguistics research to legal issues, criminal procedure, feminist critical theory, juvenile, law, comparative law, imperial Chinese law, and law and social science. Among her many book chapters and articles is You Have the Right to Remain Silent...But Only if You Ask for it Just So: The Role of Linguistic Ideology in American Police Interrogation Law, 15 International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law (2008).
An agenda is forthcoming.