DA Mike Schmidt participates in University of Oregon law panel

January 26, 2021

DA Mike Schmidt participates in University of Oregon law panel  

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt joined a distinguished group of speakers to explore the possibilities for criminal justice reform given our current context, including the new presidential administration, the global pandemic, social and racial justice movements, and our national reckoning with the impacts of historic and systemic racism.

Each year, United States District Judge Ann Aiken helps organize a program called The Art of the Possible for the University of Oregon 1L class. The event draws a large number of current law students and recent graduates.

Mark Sherman from the Federal Judicial Center served as moderator. Mark is the Assistant Division Director for the United States Probation and Pretrial Services in Washington D.C.

Other panelist included: Cait Clarke, Chief of Defender Services for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and Janice Hebert, former Civil Chief of the US Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

The Art of the Possible is a professional development program designed to encourage law students and new lawyers to think courageously and creatively about their career paths. The program is a collaboration between the Oregon University Law Career Center, the Women’s Law Forum, and the U.S. District Court.