Wednesday, August 9, 2006
University of Miami School of Law Associate Dean CrimProf Donna K. Coker has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the New Criminal Law Review: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal ("NCLR"), which will take over from the Buffalo Criminal Law Review in early 2007.
The Buffalo Criminal Law Review has been in existence for 10 years, during which time it has quickly established itself as one of the leading journals in the field of criminal law. Academic interest in criminal law has expanded enormously over the last few years, however, and the new journal will reflect the range of this new scholarship – in theoretical and historical approaches as well as its increasing internationalism.
CrimProf Coker is a 1991 graduate of the Stanford Law School. She holds a B.S.W. degree from Harding University and an M.S.W. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After serving as a litigation associate in a major Palo Alto, Calif., law firm, Professor Coker became a lecturer and resident scholar at the Stanford Law School. She joined the Miami faculty in 1995. Combining her background in social work with her experience in the law, Professor Coker has become nationally known in the area of domestic violence. In addition, she has done consulting work in criminal law, particularly in domestic homicide cases, and in family law cases with regard to custody litigation when spouse abuse is alleged. She teaches family law and substantive criminal law, as well as seminars on domestic violence, race, gender, crime and the criminal justice system. [Mark Godsey]