The Golden Gate University Law Review is proud to promote student and faculty scholarship. It is our belief that publishing articles outside of the traditional Law Review format enriches discussion within the legal community about important issues that sometimes go unaddressed. In our First Annual Digital Symposium, we explore the unique ethical and moral issues that arise in the prosecution of criminal cases. This Symposium is the product of the ideas discussed in Professor Caren Cambre’s Ethical Prosecutions class, offered each spring here at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Each student written article takes a position on a contemporary ethical issue that faces prosecutors. These student articles are bookended by the generous and fascinating contribution of Professor Wes R. Porter, Director of the GGU Litigation Center and a former federal prosecutor who has seen the ethical issues that face prosecutors firsthand. Professor Porter’s article addresses the topic of ethical prosecutions by discussing the teaching moments that go unlearned every day in prosecutors offices around the country. To highlight the problems he believes need to be addressed by prosecutors, Professor Porter uses the dismissed conviction of Damon Thibodeaux as a lens to magnify the lessons that go unlearned when a prosecution goes wrong.
We hope you enjoy the content of this Digital Symposium. Look for more Digital Symposium editions annually as part of the Golden Gate University Law Review’s commitment to generating accessible legal scholarship.
First Annual Digital Symposium: Ethical Prosecutions
Professor Wes R. Porter
Larissa A. Jones, J.D. Candidate, May 2015
Tyler McKean, J.D. Candidate, May 2015
Read the Article: Are Prosecutors Charging Practices Above The Law?
Lori Mullins, J.D. Candidate, May 2015
Read the Article: Prosecuting Cases Vertically: A More Victim-focused Approach
Sylvia Nguyen, J.D. Candidate, May 2015
Read the Article: Minors Should Never Be Tried As Adults In Criminal Court
Cheri Hawkins, J.D. Candidate, May 2015
Read the Article: Finding Appropriate Candidates For The District Attorney’s Office
Ian Sinclair, J.D., May 2014
Read the Article: Peremptory Challenges: A System In Need Of Reform
Produced by the 2014-2015 Executive Online Editor, Erik S. Faussner, J.D. Candidate May 2015