University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law alumna Laura Conover (‘05) will deliver the college’s 14th annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture online on Oct. 21, 2020.
She will present her talk, “Reforming the County Attorney's Office: Leading from Within,” and discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading the prosecutor's office and her vision for criminal justice reform in Pima County.
Conover is the presumptive Pima County attorney elect, having won the Democratic primary in August and running unopposed on Nov. 3. She joins a growing list of reform-minded prosecutors who have been elected to usher in a new era of health and safety by reframing prosecutorial priorities.
Event: Reforming the County Attorney's Office: Leading from Within with Laura Conover, moderated by University of Arizona Law professor Jason Kreag
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, 12-1:15 p.m.
Where: Live via Zoom. Register here.
Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Background: When the seat for Pima County Attorney opened for the first time in 24 years, Conover’s work in criminal justice reform, her formative years of study at Arizona Law, her continued connection to the college, and her desire to help teach the next generation of prosecutors combined together for a successful run for office.
The annual Soll Lecture is made possible through the generosity of Arizona Law alumna Jennifer Woods ('99).
The Soll Lecture enhances the college's Program on Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP), headed by Professor Jason Kreag. PCLP offers students experience in a number of clinics, a JD certificate, and a Master's level concentration, as well as a weekly PCLP lunchtime lecture series throughout the year.