Monday, July 15, 2013
Please welcome Jeffrey Bellin as my new co-blogger on EvidenceProf Blog. Professor Bellin is an Associate Professor at the William and Mary School of Law. Previously, Professor Bellin taught at the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was awarded the Don M. Smart Award for Excellence in Teaching by the 2012 graduating class.
Prior to teaching,
Professor Bellin served as a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he argued a number of significant cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals, including: United States v. Geraldo, 271 F.3d 1112 (D.C. Cir. 2001) and Fisher v. United States, 779 A.2d 348 (D.C. 2001). Professor Bellin subsequently practiced with the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins where he handled complex litigation matters, and served as a senior attorney for the California Courts of Appeal.
Professor Bellin did his undergraduate studies at Columbia University (summa cum laude) and graduated from Stanford Law School (Order of the Coif), followed by a clerkship with the Honorable Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His scholarship includes:
- eHearsay, 98 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2013). SSRN.
- Symposium, Applying Crawford's Confrontation Right in a Digital Age, 45 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 33 (2012). SSRN.
- The Incredible Shrinking Confrontation Clause, 92 B.U. L. Rev. 1865 (2012). SSRN.
- Facebook, Twitter, and the Uncertain Future of Present Sense Impressions, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. 331 (2012).SSRN.
- Co-author, Widening Batson’s Net to Ensnare More than the Unapologetically Bigoted or Painfully Unimaginative Attorney, 96 Cornell L. Rev. 1075 (2011) (with Junichi Semitsu). SSRN.
- Crime-Severity Distinctions and the Fourth Amendment: Reassessing Reasonableness in a Changing World, 97 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (2011). SSRN.
- Is Punishment Relevant After All? A Prescription for Informing Juries of the Consequences of Conviction, 90 B.U. L. Rev. 2223 (2010). SSRN.
- Reconceptualizing the Fifth Amendment Prohibition of Adverse Comment on Criminal Defendants' Trial Silence, 71 Ohio St. L.J. 229 (2010). SSRN.
- Circumventing Congress: How the Federal Courts Opened the Door to Impeaching Criminal Defendants with Prior Convictions, 42 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 289 (2008). SSRN.
- Improving the Reliability of Criminal Trials Through Legal Rules that Encourage Defendants to Testify, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 851 (2008). SSRN.
- The Significance (If Any) for the Federal Criminal Justice System of Advances in Lie Detector Technology, 80 Temp. L. Rev. 711 (2007). SSRN.
Professor Bellin guest blogged here in the fall of 2011. You can find some of his guest posts here, here, here, here, here, and here. He also did a recent guest post about the admissibiloty of text messages in the Aaron Hernandez case. Professor Bellin's Twitter handle is @BellinJ. His posts will be followed by -JB while my posts will be followed by -CM