The Annual Belmont Criminal Law Journal Symposium will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023. This year’s symposium is entitled The Rural v. Urban Debate: How the Place You Live Can Affect Your Experience With the Criminal Justice System.

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Belmont University College of Law’s Criminal Law Journal will look at how the place where one lives can affect interactions with the criminal justice system. Panelists at the March 24 program will compare how criminal charges, plea-bargaining, trial procedure, and sentencing are handled differently in rural and urban communities. The keynote address will be given by Dan Canon, a civil rights lawyer and professor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. The event will take place at the school’s Randall and Sadie Baskin Center, located at 1901 15th Ave. S., Nashville 37212.