January 18, 2009
Stephen P. Garvey Cornell Professor of Criminal Law
Stephen Garvey has written and taught in the areas of capital punishment, criminal law, and the philosophy of criminal law. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Professor Garvey clerked for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then practiced in the Washington, D.C. firm of Covington & Burling. He joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1994. Professor Garvey has written briefs on behalf of death-sentenced inmates and participated in various symposia on capital punishment as part of his work with the Cornell Death Penalty Project. His current scholarship focuses on the substantive criminal law. [Mark Godsey]
January 11, 2009
Samuel Buell Criminal Law Professor at the Washington University School of Law
Professor Buell's writing and teaching focus on criminal law and on the regulatory state, particularly regulation of activity in corporations and financial markets. His courses include Criminal Law, Securities Regulation, and a seminar in Advanced Topics in Regulation of Financial Markets. He joined the faculty of Washington University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2006 after serving as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Professor Buell's publications include "The Upside of Overbreadth," NYU Law Review (2008); "Criminal Procedure Within the Firm," Stanford Law Review (2007); "Novel Criminal Fraud," NYU Law Review (2006) (selected for 2006 Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum); "Reforming Punishment of Financial Reporting Fraud," Cardozo Law Review (2007); and "The Blaming Function of Entity Criminal Liability," Indiana Law Journal (2006).
Professor Buell graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with an A.B. in History and summa cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he received awards for finishing first in his class, publishing the best law review note, authoring the best criminal law paper, and displaying outstanding scholarship, character, and professional activities. He was an editor of the New York University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Following law school, Professor Buell clerked for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He practiced as an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. before joining the United States Department of Justice, for which he worked as a federal prosecutor, leading cases of national significance in New York, Boston, Washington, and Houston. Professor Buell twice received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, which is the Department of Justice's highest honor.
Professor Buell frequently comments on white collar crime and federal criminal law for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, The News Hour, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, Time Magazine, USA Today, and other media outlets. He has been an op-ed contributor to the Los Angeles Times and has authored a legal commentary blog for the Houston Chronicle. [Mark Godsey]
January 04, 2009
Douglas A. Berman Criminal Law professor at Ohio State University
Professor Berman was the Editor and Developments Office Chair of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, Professor Berman served as a law clerk for Judge Jon O. Newman and then for Judge Guido Calabresi, both on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After clerking, Professor Berman was a litigation associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison in New York City.
Professor Berman's principal teaching and research focus is in the area of criminal law and criminal sentencing, though he also has teaching and practice experience in the fields of intellectual property. He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Punishment and Sentencing, Criminal Procedure - Evidence Gathering, The Death Penalty, and Introduction to Intellectual Property.
Professor Berman is the co-author of a casebook, Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes and Guidelines, published by Aspen Publishers. In addition to authoring numerous publications on topics ranging from capital punishment to the federal sentencing guidelines, Professor Berman has served as an Editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter for nearly 10 years, and also now serves as co-managing editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.During the 1999-2000 school year,
Professor Berman received the Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching which is given to only 10 persons each year from an eligible pool of nearly 3,000 faculty members. Professor Berman was one of the youngest faculty members to ever receive this award, and he was subsequently asked to chair the University Committee which selects this award's recipients in the 2002-2003 school year. [Mark Godsey]
December 21, 2008
Andrew D. Leipold Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Illinois College of Law
Professor Andrew Leipold, the Edwin M. Adams Professor of Law, graduated summa cum laude in Public Relations from Boston University. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he served as clerk to Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Justice Lewis Powell, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court. He then worked for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.
Since joining the faculty in 1992, Professor Leipold has been voted Outstanding Faculty Member eight times, and received the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2000. Most recently, he served for two and one-half years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has been a Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School and Duke University School of Law, where he was recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award.
On October 1, 2007, Professor Leipold was appointed to a three-year term on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Professor Leipold recently completed Volume 1 and Volume 1A of Federal Practice & Procedure: Criminal, set for publication from West in Spring, 2008.
Professor Leipold writes in the area of criminal law and procedure, and has served as a consultant to the Illinois Criminal Law Reform Commission, the Governor’s Truth in Sentencing Commission, and the Office of the Independent Counsel for the Whitewater Investigation. His most recent publication is entitled, "The Impact of Joinder & Severance on Federal Criminal Cases: An Empirical Study" (59 Vanderbilt Law Review). In 2005, he published "How the Pretrial Process Contributes to Wrongful Convictions" (42 American Criminal Law Review 1123), "Why are Federal Judges So Acquittal Prone" (83 Washington University Law Quarterly 151), "The Grand Jury Clause of the Fifth Amendment" (Heritage Foundation Guide to the Constitution), "Strategy and Remorse in Capital Trials"(80 Indiana Law Journal 47) and Volumes 1 and 1A in Federal Practice and Procedure: Criminal (3d ed.). His essay, "The Limits of Deterrence Theory in the War on Drugs," was published in a symposium issue of The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice at the University of Iowa, and he authored a chapter in Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Other articles include "The Problem of the Innocent, Acquitted Defendant" (94 Northwestern University Law Review 1297, 2001), and "Constitutionalizing Jury Selection in Criminal Cases" (86 Georgetown Law Journal 945, 1998).
In August 2002, Professor Leipold delivered invited lectures—“Organized and White Collar Crime,” and “Introduction to American Criminal Procedure”—at the Ministry of Justice, Brasilia, Brazil, and at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. [Mark Godsey]
November 30, 2008
Erik Luna Professor of Criminal Law S.J. Quinney College
Professor Luna graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, and he received his J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. Upon graduation, he was a prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney's Office and a fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He has served as the senior Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, where he taught at Victoria University Law School and conducted research on restorative justice.
Professor Luna has also been a visiting professor with the Cuban Society of Penal Sciences and has taught U.S. constitutional law and criminal justice to judges and attorneys in Cuba. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany, the world’s foremost center for the comparative study of criminal law and procedure.
Professor Luna is the co-director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, an interdisciplinary partnership to foster research and education in criminal justice. He has been awarded the University Professorship at the University of Utah, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary skills in teaching and distinguished scholarship in their field.
Professor Luna is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute, the nation’s leading libertarian think tank. Among other professional activities, he is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Working Group on Criminal Law Issues, he serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, and he is a member of the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Professor Luna teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, advanced criminal procedure, comparative criminal justice, and juvenile justice. [Mark Godsey]
November 23, 2008
Professor Hoffman Criminal Law Professor
Professor Hoffmann is an award-winning scholar and law teacher. He holds the Harry Pratter Professorship, and is a past recipient of the Law School Gavel Award and the university-wide Outstanding Young Faculty Award. In addition to courses in criminal law and procedure and seminars on death penalty law and the psychology of criminal law, Hoffmann teaches seminars on the law and society of Japan and Asia.
A nationally recognized authority on the death penalty, he has also written extensively about criminal procedure and habeas corpus law. Hoffmann is a co-author of one of the leading casebooks in criminal procedure law, Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (Aspen 2nd ed. 2005) (with Allen, Livingston, and Stuntz). He served as Co-Chair and Reporter for the Massachusetts Governor's Council on Capital Punishment, and has spearheaded successful death penalty reform efforts in Illinois and Indiana. Professor Hoffmann is also on the faculty of the National Judicial College, where he teaches about death penalty law.
Hoffmann has been a Fulbright Professor in 1996 at the University of Tokyo, and in 1997-98 was a Visiting Professor at its International Center for Comparative Law and Politics. In 2003-04, he was a Fulbright Professor at the Universities of Erlangen and Jena in Germany.
November 16, 2008
John Kroger Professor of Criminal Law
Professor Kroger teaches criminal law and jurisprudence. In May 2008, Kroger, a Democrat, won both the Democratic and Republican nominations to be Oregon’s next Attorney General. He is a three-time recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded by the graduating class.
Kroger is the author of Convictions: A Prosecutor’s Battles Against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves, which was published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in May 2008. Scott Turow has called Convictions “the best book about being a federal prosecutor since Jeffrey Toobin’s Opening Arguments.”
Before joining the faculty, Professor Kroger was a federal prosecutor. Kroger successfully prosecuted over two hundred federal criminal cases involving the mafia, public corruption, white collar crime, and narcotics trafficking. Kroger also argued frequently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1999, Kroger received the Director's Award from Attorney General Janet Reno for convicting two mafia captains of multiple murders. In 2001, Kroger worked on the emergency response to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. From 2002 to 2003, Kroger served as a prosecutor on the U.S. Justice Department's Enron Task Force.
Kroger has also worked as an economic and domestic policy adviser to a number of leading Democratic politicians. He was Deputy Policy Director of Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential Campaign, a legislative assistant to Speaker of the House Thomas Foley and to Congressman (now senator) Chuck Schumer, and a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Treasury Department. Kroger served in the United States Marine Corps for three years prior to college. He clerked for the Honorable Judge Anthony Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the Oregon and Connecticut bars. [Mark Godsey]
November 09, 2008
Charles Ogletree Harvard Criminal Law Professor
Charles Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute. In addition, Professor Ogletree serves Harvard Law School as the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice as well as Director of the Trial Advocacy Workshop and Saturday School Program. Professor Ogletree is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree has examined these issues not only in the classroom, on the Internet and in the pages of prestigious law journals, but also in the everyday world of the public defender in the courtroom and in public television forums where these issues can be dramatically revealed. Armed with an arsenal of facts, Charles Ogletree presents and discusses the challenges that face our justice system and its attempt to deliver equal treatment to all our citizens. He furthers dialogue by insisting that the justice system protect rights guaranteed to those citizens by law.
November 02, 2008
Susan N. Herman Brooklyn Law School Professor of Criminal Law
Professor Herman is a widely regarded expert on the Supreme Court, particularly in the area of criminal procedure. She regularly speaks to judges and lawyers around the country on behalf of the Federal Judicial Center, bar associations, and CLE providers and appears in panel discussions on a range of issues at law schools and other venues. Among her many professional activities, she serves as President of the American Civil Liberties Union. Herman also served on the ACLU’s national board for 20 years and on the executive committee for the last 16, and acted as the board’s general counsel for the last 10.
Professor Herman has written a number of amicus briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases in the area of criminal procedure and constitutional law, and is often quoted in the media on important Supreme Court cases. She is also the author of numerous law review articles, including recent articles in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (The USA Patriot Act and the Submajoritarian Fourth Amendment), in a Willamette symposium on federalism (Collapsing Spheres: Joint Terrorism Task Forces, Federalism and the War on Terror), and in numerous other law reviews, including Columbia, UCLA, and Iowa. Her book, The Sixth Amendment Right to Speedy and Public Trial, part of the Praeger Press series on the Constitution, was published in 2006. She has also written sections of books on criminal law and procedure, law and film,prisoners' rights, and civil rights and articles and essays for non-academic publications. Professor Herman’s seminar, Terrorism and Civil Liberties, is an outgrowth of her interest in post 9/11 constitutional issues, including both civil liberties issues and federalism issues. (See "Our New Federalism? National Authority and Local Autonomy in the War on Terror," 69 Bklyn. L. Rev. 1201 (2004) (symposium).
Prior to joining the faculty in 1980, she was a staff attorney and Associate Director of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, and was the Pro Se Law Clerk to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Herman has been named as Centennial Professor of Law.
October 25, 2008
G. Kristian Miccio Sturm College of Law Professor of Criminal Law
Prof. Miccio is a nationally recognized expert on the law as it affects survivors of male intimate violence. She has written, lectured, litigated and testified, at Congressional and State Legislative hearings, on the issue of male intimate violence, women survivors and conceptions of state accountability. Miccio was the author of the NYS law that opened up the family and criminal courts to survivors of male intimate violence and one of the authors of the state’s mandatory arrest law in domestic violence cases. She has won numerous awards for her work on behalf of battered women-and for her teaching. And she has been interviewed by the print and electronic media on such matters as hate crimes, violence against women, Miranda, the OJ Simpson, Kobe Bryant and Laci Peterson cases, to name a few. At the College of Law, Prof. Miccio teaches criminal law and procedure, family law, jurisprudence, and seminars on the Holocaust, the Law and Domestic Violence. In 2007, Miccio was awarded a Fulbright and taught at University College of Dublin School of Law and lectured throughout Ireland on the issue of male intimate violence, the state and conceptions of state accountability. [Mark Godsey]
October 18, 2008
Alafair S. Burke Professor of Law Hofstra University School of Law
Professor Burke teaches criminal law and criminal procedure subjects. Her research intersects criminal law and procedure and focuses on policing and prosecutorial policies. She has written about prosecutorial decision making, community policing and non-punitive responses to crime problems, and the criminal law's treatment of domestic violence, both in punishing batterers and in explaining the conduct of battered women. Professor Burke has published articles in the Michigan, George Washington, North Carolina, Washington, and William and Mary Law Reviews, among other journals.
Before joining the law school faculty in 2001, Professor Burke served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, where she tried more than 30 criminal cases, primarily against domestic violence offenders, and helped innovate neighborhood-based prosecution methods. Professor Burke graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to Order of the Coif, published a note on prosecutorial ethics in the Stanford Law Review, and was an articles editor of the Stanford Law and Public Policy Journal and a member of the Stanford Journal of International Law. She served as a law clerk to Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Burke serves as a legal and trial commentator for various television and radio programs. She is a member of the planning committee for the annual Northeast People of Color Conference. She is also the author of five critically acclaimed crime novels.
October 12, 2008
Barry Friedman New York University School of Law
Research Constitutional Theory Federal Jurisdiction Federalism Fourth Amendment Judicial Behavior Judicial Review
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1982
B.A., University of Chicago, 1978
Vice Dean, 2007
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, 2003
Professor of Law, 2000
Visiting Professor of Law, 1998
Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1991
Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1989
Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1986
The Will of the People (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, forthcoming)
"On the Relationship between Ideological Homogeneity and Consequential Constitutional Decisions," 10 Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 361 (2008) (with Lee Epstein and Nancy Staudt)
"Toward a Political Theory of Constitutional Default Rules," 33 Florida State University Law Review 825 (2006) (with John Ferejohn) [Mark Godsey]
October 04, 2008
Marie Ashe Professor of Law Suffolk University Law School
Dep. Public Defender, Lancaster County Public Defender Office, Lincoln, 1980-83; Staff Attorney, Nebraska Advocacy Services, Lincoln, 1983-84; Private Practice, Sole, Lincoln, 1983-84; Supervisory Attorney, Civil Clinical Program - Nebraska, Lincoln, 1983; Director, 1984; Visiting Assistant Professor, Nebraska, 1984-85; Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, 1985-88; Associate Professor, 1988-90; Professor, 1990-92; Visiting Professor, Boston University, 1992-93; Visiting Professor, Suffolk, 1993-94; Professor, since 1994.
BA, Clark University; MA, Tufts University; JD, University of Nebraska
NE; WV; MA
Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Jurisprudence; Law and Religion
Member, Order of the Coif.
September 27, 2008
Joseph T. Thai
Thai has served as law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron R. White of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Judge David M. Ebel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Thai has practiced in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, where he handled criminal and civil appeals in state court, and habeas and Section 1983 litigation in federal court. Prior to joining the law faculty, Thai worked at Gable & Gotwals in Oklahoma City, where he litigated trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He currently engages in pro bono litigation on constitutional matters, including those before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2005, and again in 2008, Thai was named the outstanding faculty member of the College of Law by its students. In 2005, Thai was also named the university-wide outstanding faculty member by students across campus. In 2007, he received the President's Associates Presidential Professorship. [Mark Godsey]
September 20, 2008
Patricia W. Bennett Professor of Criminal Law Mississippi College of Law
September 13, 2008
Professor Etienne 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 in state and federal courts for several years.
Her select publications include "Understanding Parity As A First principle of Sentencing" (58 Stanford L. Rev., 2006); "The Ethics of Cause Lawyering: An Empirical Examination of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Cause Lawyers" (95 J. Crim. L. & Criminology, 2005); "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). Her article, "Addressing Gender Based Violence in an International Context," appeared in 18 Harvard Women's Law Journal 139 (1995).
In 2004, Professor Etienne was awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct judicial training on white collar crime in Senegal. She has made presentations at Stanford law School, the University of Chicago Law School, Northwestern University Law School, Yale Law School, University of Illinois College of Law, Fordham Law School, University of Oregon Law School, Notre Dame Law School and the American Bar Foundation. Professor Etienne was a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School during the 2007-2008 academic year. She is an Executive Board member of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility.
September 07, 2008
Fernand N. Dutile Professor of Criminal Law
Fernand N. “Tex” Dutile earned his A.B. from Assumption College in 1962, and his J.D. from Notre Dame in 1965, where he served as the articles editor for the law review, The Notre Dame Lawyer. Admitted to the Maine Bar in 1965, Professor Dutile practiced law in the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice (1965-1966), and taught law at the Catholic University of America (1966-1971) before returning to Notre Dame, as a member of the faculty, in 1971. He became a full professor in 1976. During his tenure at Notre Dame, he has served in a number of administrative positions, including assistant dean (1976-1979), associate dean (1989-1991 and 1993-1999), and acting dean (1991-1993). He co-directed the London Programme in 1991, and taught in that program in 1994 and 1996. He has also held the position of senior visiting fellow at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and scholar-in-residence at the University of Queensland (Australia) during the summers of 1995 and 1996, respectively. He chaired Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics and served as the University’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 2000-2006.
Professor Dutile’s teaching and scholarship concentrate in two areas. He teaches criminal law to first- year students and has written extensively in that area. He also teaches and writes on the law of education. He served as faculty editor of the Journal of College & University Law, the hallmark publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) (1986-94), and has been a member of that publication’s editorial board since 1986. In 1994, NACUA honored his work by naming him a lifetime fellow of the association. Professor Dutile has served on countless University and Law School committees, including the Academic Council, of which he was a member for about a quarter- century. In 2001, the University’s Alumni Association conferred on him its Armstrong Award, bestowed annually on a graduate who has provided “outstanding” service as an employee. Professor Dutile has earned two Presidential Awards at Notre Dame (1982 and 2006). He also garnered the University’s Faculty Award in 2004. His Alma Mater, Assumption College, presented him with its Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007.
August 30, 2008
Geoffrey S. Corn South Texas Criminal Law Professor
BA, Hartwick College
JD, George Washington University Law School
LLM, The Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army
Geoffrey S. Corn joined the faculty of South Texas College of Law in July 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Law, and teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Law of Armed Conflict, and National Security Law. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Corn served as the Special Assistant for Law of War Matters to the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General, the Army’s senior law of war adviser and representative to the Department of Defense Law of War Working Group. Prior to serving in the position, Professor Corn spent 21 years on active duty in the Army, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His career included service as a tactical intelligence officer in Panama, Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division, Chief of International Law for United States Army Europe, and Regional Defense Counsel for the Western United States. He also spent three years teaching international law at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Professor Corn routinely provides expert assistance to military, government, and non-governmental agencies. He is a contributor to the legal affairs website Jurist, and to the foreign affairs and national security daily World Politics Watch, and also frequently participates in national and international conferences related to national security law issues. He is the faculty adviser to the National Security Law Society at South Texas. Professor Corn earned his B.A. magna cum laudefrom Hartwick College, his J.D. (with highest honors) from George Washington University, and his LL.M. (distinguished graduate) from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College.
Areas of expertise: Areas of expertise: criminal law, military law, national security, public international law [Mark Godsey]
August 23, 2008
Professor Steiker University of Texas Austin
Cooper K. Ragan Regents Professor
JD 1988, Harvard
BA 1984, Wesleyan University
Professor Steiker joined the faculty in 1990 after serving as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and death penalty law, and is Co-Director of the law school’s Capital Punishment Center. He was a visiting professor at the Harvard Law School and has written extensively on constitutional law, federal habeas corpus, and the death penalty. Some of his recent publications include: A Tale of Two Nations: Implementation of the Death Penalty in ‘Executing’ Versus ‘Symbolic’ States in the United States, (Texas Law Review 2006) (with Carol Steiker); The Seduction of Innocence: The Attraction and Limitations of the Focus on Innocence in Capital Punishment Law and Advocacy (Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 2005) (with Carol Steiker); Habeas Exceptionalism, (Texas Law Review, 2000); Restructuring Post-Conviction Review of Federal Claims Raised by State Prisoners: Confronting the New Face of Excessive Proceduralism, (Chicago Legal Forum, 1998); The Limits of Legal Language: Decisionmaking in Capital Cases (Michigan Law Review, 1996); and Sober Second Thoughts: Reflections on Two Decades of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment, (Harvard Law Review, 1995) (with Carol Steiker). [Mark Godsey]
August 17, 2008
Angela J. Davis Professor of Criminal Law at Professor of Law
Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU's Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. Davis previously served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition and is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press 2007). She is also the co-editor (with Professor Michael E. Tigar) of Trial Stories (Foundation Press 2007) and the 4th edition of Basic Criminal Procedure (Thomas West 2005) (with Professors Stephen Saltzburg and Daniel Capra). Davis' other scholarly publications include “Benign Neglect of Race Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System,” in the Michigan Law Review; “Race, Cops, and Traffic Stops,” in the Miami University Law Review; and "The American Prosecutor: Independence, Power, and the Threat of Tyranny," in the Iowa Law Review. Davis won the Pauline Ruyle Moore award for her Fordham Law Review article, "Prosecution and Race: The Power and Privilege of Discretion,” which has been re-printed in part in several books. Davis was awarded a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship in 2003.
Davis is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peter M. Cicchino Social Justice Foundation, the Frederick Douglas Jordan Scholarship Board, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Sentencing Project. She was a reporter for the ABA Justice Kennedy Commission and is a member of the ABA Commission for Effective Criminal Sanctions. Davis also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Vera Institute of Justice Prosecution and Racial Justice Project. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice. Davis won the American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full-Time Appointment in 2002.
For more information about Professor Davis' book Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor, visit www.arbitraryjustice.com. [Mark Godsey]