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In June 2020, the Seattle U Law School hosted a series of three webinars about the factual and legal aspects of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, and the resulting demonstrations. Watch each of the sessions below.

Join Professor Bryan Adamson as he moderates an online teach-in with criminal law experts Professor Deborah Ahrens (Seattle University School of Law) and Professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway (Case Western Reserve University) about the factual and legal aspects of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, and the resulting demonstrations.

Join Professor Bryan Adamson as we continue our Zoom Teach-In series surrounding the George Floyd killing. This episode discusses officer-involved killings, police responses to demonstrations across the nation, and what can be done to change police department practices. Featured guests include civil rights attorney Lisa Daugaard of Public Defender Association in Seattle and Shakyra Diaz, managing director of partnerships and Ohio state director for the Alliance for Safety and Justice.

In the final installment of our George Floyd Teach-In Series, we compare the COVID-19 stay-home protests with the Black Lives Matter protests and discuss the intersection of the rights to free speech and to bear arms under the First and Second Amendments. Professor Bryan Adamson of Seattle University and Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve School of Law cover your questions, including limits on the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, the militarization of police, and carrying firearms while protesting.

If you're interested in learning more about the Law School's exploration of justice reform, watch the 2013 session recordings for Seeking Justice - The Impact of Prosecutorial Discretion in Juvenile Court and Beyond.