Policing the Police: The Federal Government’s Role in Reforming Police Practices

Christy Lopez, Deputy Chief of the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, is a national expert on policing and led the DOJ’s investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. She discussed “Policing the Police: the Federal Government’s Role in Reforming Police Practices.” Her talk was held on February 9, 12:00-1:30, in the Francis Auditorium (with lunch provided).

Lopez visited the law school as this year’s G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, supported by a gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The event is presented by the Justice Center and co-sponsored by the Rapoport Center, the Center for Women in Law, the UT Opportunity Forum, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, the Public Interest Law Association, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, and the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.


  • Center for Women in Law
  • Opportunity Forum
  • Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
  • William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
Event series: Co-Sponsored