Mar 13
Mens Rea Reform: Does Overregulation Turn Ordinary People Into Criminals?

  March 13, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  Campbell University Law School, 225 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Mens Rea Reform: Does Overregulation Turn Ordinary People Into Criminals?When you think of crime, you probably think of things like robbery or murder. But some North Carolina laws threaten criminal convictions for people who run afoul of rules and regulations they don’t even know exist. In this panel discussion, four experts will offer perspective on the legal jeopardy North Carolinians face — and what can we done to reform the law.

Here is video from the event:


Lorrin Freeman – Wake County District Attorney

Joe Luppino-Esposito – Policy Analyst, Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Jessica Smith – W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

Paul “Skip” Stam – Attorney and Former State Legislator


Donna Martinez – V.P. of Marketing & Communications, John Locke Foundation


$10 per person (includes boxed lunch)
Register using box at right

In deck across street from Campbell Law School


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