March 11, 2006
Congratulations to CrimProf Laura Appleman
Professor Appleman is currently a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra University School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, legal ethics, law and race, and sentencing. Before entering academia, she was a criminal appellate public defender at the Center for Appellate Litigation, where she briefed and argued roughly 50 appeals in front of the New York appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals. Professor Appleman's scholarship examines the fundamental values and normative archiecture of the criminal law, sentencing and the legal profession, particularly within the context of the role of the jury and changing philosophies of punishment. Her writing appears in Temple Law Review, New England Law Review, The Green Bag and The Professional Lawyer, and she recently debated Professor Dan Solove in the Legal Affairs Debate Club about abolishing the third year of law school. She currently blogs at The Legal Ethics Forum and is an occasional guest-blogger at Prawfsblawg. Professor Appleman also serves on the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, has worked with the Brennan Center for Justice on issues of indigent defense and criminal procedure, and servies on the Board of Advisors for the Green Bag's annual book of good legal writing. As an undergraduate, Appleman studied English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her Master's in English. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was book-review editor for The Journal of Law & Humanities, researched for a variety of professors, and took as many cross-disciplinary courses as possible. For links to some of Professor Appleman's publictions, click here.
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