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UVA’s Center for Criminal Justice

Hosted By Lifetime Learning
Event Details
Speakers: Timothy J. Longo, Deirdre Enright, Rachel Harmon

Virtual Event with Live Captioning

UVA’s Center for Criminal Justice

Join Lifetime Learning and University of Virginia Law School’s distinguished faculty, Rachel Harmon and Deirdre Enright, to learn about the Center for Criminal Justice. Harmon, a leading scholar on policing, is leading the Center that brings together faculty and students to gather research and data to inform policy on important issues facing our criminal justice system, such as bail, policing, and parole reform. After years of investigating wrongful convictions and securing the freedom of numerous people through the Innocence Project, Enright is leading the Project for Informed Reform. We will learn how the evidence-based recommendations coming out of the Center and its projects can help make systemic changes to some of the most significant criminal justice issues facing our country.

Timothy J. Longo, Sr., UVA’s Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police, will moderate the discussion.

Speaker Biographies

Timothy J. Longo Timothy J. Longo (moderator), Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police, University of Virginia

Timothy J. Longo Sr. was appointed the University of Virginia’s associate vice president for safety and security and chief of police in November 2019. In this capacity, Longo oversees the UVA Police Department, the Department of Emergency Management, Clery Act compliance, and the Office of Youth Protection, threat assessment, and safety and security systems and technology. He brings more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement leadership and higher education to his role.


Deirdre EnrightDeirdre Enright, Professor, School of Law, University of Virginia

Deirdre Enright is a professor and director of the University of Virginia Law School’s new Project for Informed Reform, which launched in the spring of 2022. She previously was the founding director of the Innocence Project at UVA Law. Before joining the Law School, Enright worked at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where she represented clients and consulted on cases in all stages of capital litigation, with primary focus on federal and state post-conviction proceedings and Supreme Court certiorari review. After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1992, Enright worked as a staff attorney at the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Center.


Rachel HarmonRachel Harmon, Harrison Robertson Professor of Law, Class of 1957 Research Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Criminal Justice at the University of Virginia Law School

Rachel Harmon is the Harrison Robertson Professor of Law and the Center for Criminal Justice director. Harmon is a leading scholar on policing and the laws that regulate police behavior. Her new casebook, “The Law of the Police” (2021), is the first resource for students and others seeking to understand and evaluate how American law governs police interactions with the public. She also directs the Center for Criminal Justice, which serves as a hub for research, scholarship, and activities involving criminal law at UVA’s Law School.