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Friday, June 23, 2006

CrimProf Spotlight: Margareth Etienne

Etienne_3This week, the CrimProf Blog spotlights CrimProf Margareth Etienne at University of Illinois College of Law. 

Professor Etienne received her bachelor’s degree in History with honors from Yale University, and earned her law degree from Yale Law School. Following law school, Etienne clerked for Judge Diana G. Motz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before joining the faculty, she practiced criminal law for several years.

Her most recent publications include “The Declining Utility of the Right to Counsel in Federal Court: An Empirical Study on the Role of Defense Attorney Advocacy Under the Sentencing Guidelines” (92 California Law Review, 2004); “Remorse, Responsibility, and Regulating Advocacy: Making Defendants Pay for the Sins of Their Lawyers” (78 New York University Law Review, 2003); and “Tinkering with Death in Illinois” (University of Illinois Law Review, 2003). Her article, “Addressing Gender Based Violence in an International Context,” appeared in 18 Harvard Women’s Law Journal 139 (1995).

Professor Etienne was awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct judicial training on white collar crime in Senegal.  She has made presentations at the Law and Society Association 2004 Conference, Northwestern University Law School, Yale Law School, University of Illinois College of Law, Fordham Law School, University of Oregon Law School and the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Law and Society Association.

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