Richmond Criminal Justice Forum

The Richmond Criminal Justice Forum (RCJF) is a new co-curricular program at the University of Richmond School of Law created for the purpose of inspiring and equipping students to pursue fulfilling careers in the criminal justice field. Directed by Professor Dave Johnson and supported by a student advisory board, the RCJF also serves the larger law community by providing engaging programming on a host of criminal justice related topics that foster important discussions about issues that impact us all.
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Forum Events

  • January

    Life After Being a Public Defender or Prosecutor

    Friday, January 19 from 12-1pm in Room 128

    Join the Richmond Criminal Justice Forum to learn more about what life is like after serving as a prosectuor or public defender.

    Featured speakers:

    • Carlos Hopkins, L’96, former Prosecutor and current Partner at Gentry Locke
    • Cullen Seltzer, L’93, former Public Defender and current Shareholder at Sands Anderson, PC

    Boxed lunches will be served

  • February

    Diversity in Criminal Justice Careers

    Thursday, February 1 from 12-1pm in Room 128 

    Join the Richmond Criminal Justice Forum and featured panelists for a discussion on diversity in criminal justice careers.

    • Steve Descano, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney
    • Stephen Anthony, Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • Amari Harris, General Counsel and Director of D.E.I.B. for the VIDC

    Moderated by Prof. Luke Norris. Lunch will be served but space is limited.

    This event is co-sponsored by Asian and Pacific American Law Students Association; Black Law Students Association; Criminal Law Society; Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging Committee; Latin American and Hispanic Law Organization; OUTLaw; Richmond Women’s Law; and South Asian Law Student Association

  • Past Events

    Prosecutor Internships/Careers

    Nov. 14, 12-1pm in Room 101

    Join panelists Colette McEachin (Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney), Gray Collins (Colonial Heights Commonwealth’s Attorney), Lorrin Freeman (Wake County, NC District Attorney), and Billy West (Cumberland County, NC District Attorney) for a discussion about prosecutor internships and careers.

    Pizza will be served, but please bring your own drink.