Symposium Schedule

30 Years of Batson: A Retrospective

UK College of Law Courtroom


Thursday, November 3, 2016


12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.       Foster v. Chatman: A Missed Opportunity for Batson and the Peremptory Challenge

Professor Nancy Marder, Chicago Kent College of Law


Friday, November 4, 2016


9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.             Introduction and Opening Remarks


9:15 a.m.-10:05 a.m.  Batson v. Kentucky and the Failed Attempt to Prevent Discrimination in Jury Selection

Mr. Stephen Bright, Southern Center for Human Rights


10:05 a.m-10:20 a.m.         Break      


10:20 a.m.-11:15 p.m.         Record Rules for Batson

Professor Catherine Grosso, Michigan State University College of Law

Professor Barbra O’Brien, Michigan State University College of Law


11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.                  Lunch Break


1:05.-1:55 p.m.  The Reality of Racism in the judiciary

Professor Mark Peffley, University of Kentucky


2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.    How Racial Biases Shape Judgments and Perceptions: The Impact of Social Psychology

Professor Christia Spears Brown, University of Kentucky


3:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m.             Break


3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.             The Original Perspective of Batson v. Kentucky

Mr. James Niehaus, Original Attorney for Mr. Batson

Mr. Joe Gutmann, Original Attorney for the Commonwealth


4:00 p.m.-4:15 P.M.             Closing Remarks