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May 2nd 2021 Poster

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    The inaugural event in the Camp Alumni Speakers Series

    Race and the Criminal Legal System

    Recorded live 2 May 2021

  • Our Camp Alumni Guest Speakers


    Judge Lisa Foster

    Lisa is a retired Caifornia Superior Court judge and the former Director of the Office for Access to Justice at the United States Department of Justice. As a California Superior Court Judge in San Diego, where she served for ten years, Lisa presided over criminal, family and civil cases and served as the Presiding Judge of the Court’s appellate division. Her on-the-ground experience gives Lisa a unique perspective and keen understanding of the judiciary and court administration.

    Lisa retired from the bench and joined the Justice Department in 2015 where she led the Department’s efforts to address fines and fees. Her collaborative work across multiple Department components resulted in two DOJ convenings, millions of dollars in funding, and the development of critical advocacy tools. With Vanita Gupta, then head of the Civil Rights Division, Lisa wrote a ten-page “Dear Colleague” to every Chief Justice and state court administrator, addressing the legal framework that governs the enforcement of fines and fees and warning that many collection practices may violate the federal Constitution and/or statutes. She and former Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason co-authored an Advisory to juvenile courts throughout the country on the civil rights implications of imposing fines and fees in juvenile justice proceedings.

    Since leaving DOJ in January 2017, Lisa has traveled extensively in the United States and Canada speaking about fines and fees and other issues related to poverty and justice and working with state and local courts to address these issues. Lisa is currently the co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center based in New York City.

    After Swig, Lisa received a BA in American Studies from Stanford University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.


    Professor Jack Glaser

    Jack is a social psychologist at the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkley where his primary research interest is in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. He studies these intergroup biases at multiple levels of analysis. For example, he investigates the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice using computerized reaction time methods, and is investigating the implications of such subtle forms of bias in law enforcement. In particular, he is interested in racial profiling, especially as it relates to the psychology of stereotyping, and the self-fulfilling effects of such stereotype-based discrimination.

    Additionally, Professor Glaser has conducted research on a very extreme manifestation of intergroup bias - hate crime - and has carried out analyses of historical data as well as racist rhetoric on the Internet to challenge assumptions about economic predictors of intergroup violence. Professor Glaser works with the Center for Policing Equity as a principal investigator on a National Science Foundation and Google-funded project to build a National Justice Database of police stops and use of force incidents.

    Lisa and Jack Photos

    He is the author of Suspect Race: Causes & Consequences of Racial Profiling.

    After Swig, Jack earned a BA from S.U.N.Y. and a Ph.d from Yale University.





    Additional Resources and To Support Our Speakers

    Judge Lisa Foster, Fines and Fees Justice Center

    Dr. Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkley
      Author: Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling
      Center for Policing Equity
      Agathe’s Stories - A Child’s Journey from Germany to America, by Agathe Maier Glaser


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