One-Day Law School for Journalists

Event Date: 
July 18, 2023

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts' One-Day Law School for Journalists is an intensive online program designed to support journalists and others in the media who face the challenge of reporting on the court system without a law degree. The program is offered at no charge. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on donations and sponsorships in order to hold our programs. If you appreciate accessible, educational programs like Our One-Day Law School for Journalists™, please consider making a donation or sponsoring this program.

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 · 9:30am - 3:30pm EDT

This year's topics will include:

  • Court Structure (with Deborah Gross | PMC)
  • The Lawyer's Guide To Legalese (with Grace Schaub | PMC)
  • Criminal Law 201: Eyewitness Testimony, Interrogation Reform, Jailhouse Informants, and Forensics (with Professor David Sonenshein | Temple University James E Beasley School of Law)
  • Lunchtime Conversation: Why has the public's confidence in the judiciary and the media decreased? (with Judge Timothy K. Lewis | Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP; and Professor Linda Greenhouse | Yale Law School; moderated by Deborah Gross | PMC)
  • Judicial Conduct & Misconduct
  • Protecting Journalists: First Amendment & Shield Law (with Professor Jane Kirtley | University of Minnesota)
  • Refresher on Right to Know Law, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Records (with Melissa Melewsky | Media Law Counsel | Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association; and Paula Knudsen Burke | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press)

Register here.


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