- Richard Banks
- John Barrett is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City and
the Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. After
graduating from Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, Barrett was a law clerk to Judge A.
Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1986-88),
Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh (Iran/Contra) (1988-93),
and Counselor to Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich in the U.S. Department of Justice (1994-95).
In 1998, Professor Barrett was a co-organizer of St. John’s comprehensive symposium on Terry v.
OhioThirty Years Later, which produced dozens of important articles that are published, along
with the suppression hearing and trial transcripts and other historical resources on the decision,
at 72 ST. JOHN’S LAW REVIEW 721-1524 (Summer-Fall 1998). Professor Barrett’s work on Justice
Jackson—author of opinions in important Supreme Court criminal procedure decisions during the 1940s
and 1950s—includes the discovery and editing of Jackson’s previously unknown, now acclaimed memoir
That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Oxford University Press).
- Craig Bradley is the James L. Calamaras Professor of Law at Indiana University School
of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to that, he served as an attorney for the Criminal Appellate
Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, from 1970-72; as an assistant U.S. attorney in
Washington, D.C. from 1972-75; as a clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist, U.S. Supreme Court,
from 1975-76; and as a senior trial attorney for the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division,
U.S. Department of Justice from 1976-78. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of North
Carolina from 1978-79. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina
and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. Professor Bradley believes that the best way to
fully understand and critique American law is to become familiar with foreign legal systems.
Consequently, he has worked extensively abroad. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the
Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Germany and a Fulbright Senior Fellow at Australian
National University. He lectured on criminal law and procedure throughout South Africa as a
guest of Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He has written extensively including four
books and more than 40 articles. His most recent book, The Rehnquist Legacy, which he edited
and contributed to, was published in 2006. His courses include criminal law, federal criminal
law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure.
- Stephen Bright is president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human
Rights and teaches at Harvard and Yale Law Schools. He served as director of the Center from 1982
He has represented people facing the death penalty at trials and on appeals and prisoners in
challenges to inhumane conditions and practices; written essays and articles on the right to counsel,
racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and other topics that have
appeared in scholarly publications, books, magazines and newspapers; and testified before
committees of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He has taught courses on
criminal law and capital punishment at Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, Emory,
Georgetown, Northeastern and other law schools.
The work of the Center and Bright has been the subject of a documentary, Fighting for Life
in the Death Belt, (EM Productions 2005), and two books, Proximity to Death by William McFeely
(Norton 1999) and Finding Life on Death Row by Kayta Lezin (Northeastern University Press 1999).
The Fulton Daily Law Report, a legal newspaper in Georgia, named him “Newsmaker of the Year”
in 2003 for his contribution to bringing about creation of a public defender system in Georgia. He
received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998; the American Civil
Liberties Union’s Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty in 1991; the National Legal Aid & Defender
Association’s Kutak-Dodds Prize in 1992, and other awards.
Before coming to the Center, Bright was a legal services attorney in Appalachia, and a public
defender and director of a law school clinical program in Washington, DC. He was born in
Kentucky and grew up there on a family farm.
- David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer
staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent
for The Nation, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. A
graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Arlin Adams on the
Third Circuit. He has litigated many First Amendment cases, including Texas v. Johnson
and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flagburning.
New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis has called him “one of the country’s great legal
voice for civil liberties today,” and former CIA Director James Woolsey has called David’s
new book, Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terorism
(2003), “the essential book in the field.” In 2004, Enemy Aliens was awarded an American
Book Award and the Hefner First Amendment Prize.
David’s first book, No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American
Criminal Justice System, was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Boston
Book Review, best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American
Political Science Association, and awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu prize from the Jesuit
Honor Society in 2001. He has received numerous awards for his human rights and public
interest advocacy, including from the Society of American Law Teachers, the National Lawyers
Guild, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the ABA Section on
Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American
Muslim Council, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
- Alan Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s
most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual
rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” and
“America’s most public Jewish defender.” He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard
Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard
Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg.
While he is known for defending clients such as Anatoly Sharansky, Claus von Bülow,
O.J. Simpson, Michael Milken and Mike Tyson, he continues to represent numerous indigent
defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono.
Dershowitz is the author of 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, including 6 bestsellers.
His writing has been praised by Truman Capote, Saul Bellow, David Mamet, William Styron,
Aharon Appelfeld, A.B. Yehoshua and Elie Wiesel. More than a million of his books have been
sold worldwide, in numerous languages, and more than a million people have heard him lecture
around the world.
His most recent nonfiction titles are The Case For Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can
be Resolved (August 2005, Wiley); Rights From Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins
of Rights (November 2004, Basic Books), The Case for Israel (September 2003, Wiley),
America Declares Independence, Why Terrorism Works, Shouting Fire, Letters to a Young Lawyer,
Supreme Injustice , and The Genesis of Justie . His novels include The Advocate’s
Devil andJust Revenge . Dershowitz is also the author of The Vanishing
American Jew, The Abuse Excuse, Reasonable Doubts, Chutzpah (a #1 bestseller),
Reversal of Fortune. (which was made into an Academy Award-winning film), Sexual
McCarthyism and The Best Defense.
- Earl Dudley is Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School,
where he has taught since 1989. He graduated from Amherst College and from the University of
Virginia School of Law. Mr. Dudley served as law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warran and Justice
Stanley Reed at the Supreme Court of the United States. He was in private practice in Washington,
DC, for roughly twenty years. He also served as General Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary
of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Deputy Independent Counsel in the investigation of Theodore
Olson. Mr. Dudley has taught Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and
Constitutional Law, among other courses. He has written in the fields of civil and criminal procedure,
evidence law, contempt law, and Title IX. Mr. Dudley is Director of the University of Virginia's
Graduate Program for Judges.
- Jill Soffiyah-Elijah serves as Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice
Institute (CJI) at Harvard Law School (HLS). In her capacity as Deputy Director at CJI,
she is responsible for leading the fulfillment, development and expansion of the Institute’s
work to address the urgent needs of the powerless, voiceless and indigent in the criminal
justice system. Ms. Elijah was a clinical instructor at CJI prior to being selected to her
current position. As a clinician, she supervised third-year law students in the representation
of adult and juvenile clients in the Roxbury and Dorchester Divisions of the Boston Municipal
Court. Under Ms. Elijah’s leadership, HLS won the 2004 National Trial Advocacy Competition,
the same Competition at which HLS placed second in 2003.
Prior to coming to Harvard Law School, Ms. Elijah was a member of the faculty at the City
University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She served as Director and Supervising Attorney
of the Defender Clinic. At the Child Welfare Advocacy Fellowship Program, where she also
served as Director and Supervising Attorney, Ms. Elijah directed the development of law students
to work as creative advocates in New York City’s child welfare system. In addition, Professor
Elijah taught courses in criminal procedure and juvenile rights.
Ms. Elijah practiced law through various avenues before transitioning into the clinical
practice of academia. She was a Supervising Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service
of Harlem (NDS), where she defended indigent members of the Harlem, New York community.
Before joining NDS, Ms. Elijah was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense
and family law. She also worked as a Staff Attorney for the Juvenile Rights Division of
the Legal Aid Society.
With 20 years in the legal profession, the scope of her interests and scholarship is diverse.
Prof. Elijah has authored several articles and publications based on her research of the U.S.
criminal justice and prison systems. She has represented numerous political prisoners and social
activists over the past 22 years. And, her travels to Cuba over the past 17 years have enabled her
to conduct extensive research on the country’s legal system, with a focus on its approach to criminal
justice issues. In 2001 Ms. Elijah was awarded a Revson Fellowship at Columbia University to
continue research in her areas of interest. Prof. Elijah’s current research and scholarship focuses
on criminal justice issues and the prison industrial complex.
Born in Queens, New York, Ms. Elijah earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University
and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, Michigan).
- Kim Forde-Mazrui is Professor of Law and Justice Thurgood Marshall Research
Professor at the University of Virginia. He also serves as Director of the Center for the Study
of Race and Law at the University of Virginia Law School. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy, summa
cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1990, and his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from
he University of Michigan Law School in 1993. After serving a year as judicial clerk to the Honorable
Cornelia Kennedy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, he joined the law firm of
Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. where he practiced law for two years.
Forde-Mazrui joined the law faculty of the University of Virginia in 1996 where he teaches criminal
law & procedure, constitutional law, and race and law. His research interests include race and criminal
procedure, race in the child placement process, affirmative action, and reparations. Forde-Mazrui's publications
include: Learning Law Through the Lens of Race, 21 J.L. & Pol. 1 (2005); Taking Conservatives Seriously:
A Moral Justification for Affirmative Action and Reparations, 92 CAL L. REV. 683 (2004); Live and Let Love:
Self-Determination in Matters of Intimacy and Identity, 101 MICH. L. REV. 2185 (2003) (reviewing RANDALL KENNEDY,
INTERRACIAL INTIMACIES: SEX, MARRIAGE, IDENTITY AND ADOPTION (2003)); Will Affirmative Action Survive? : Grutter v.
Bollinger Asks the Supreme Court, LEGAL TIMES, Vol. XXV, No. 24, p.52 (June 17, 2002) (op-ed); The Constitutional
Implications of Race-Neutral Affirmative Action , 88 GEO L.J. 2331 (2000); Jural Districting: Selecting Impartial
Juries Through Community Representation , 52 VAND. L. REV. 353 (1999); and Black Identity and Child Placement:
The Best Interests of Black and Biracial Children, 92 MICH. L. REV. 925 (1994). Works-in-progress include an
examination of police discretion in stopping motorists for investigatory purposes, and the constitutional
implications of Arab profiling.
- Judge Nancy Gertner graduated Barnard College in 1967 and Yale Law School in
1971, where she was an editor on The Yale Law Journal. She received her M.A. in
Political Science at Yale University.
After a twenty-year career as a well-known criminal defense lawyer and civil
rights activist, in April of l994 she was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S.
District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Both careers, as a lawyer and as a judge,
have been honored by numerous organizations. She has been described by
Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weeklyas one of “The Most Influential Lawyers of The Past 25
Years,” and in 1999 was voted by its readers as the "best" federal judge in Boston. In
2005 she received the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly Judge Twoomey Judicial Excellence
award and the"Great Friend of Justice" award from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation
in 2006. She is a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the
American Bar Foundation, and a Lifetime Honorary member of the National
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has been profiled in the Boston Globe,
the Boston Herald, the Brookline Tab, and Boston Magazine, and The Wall
Judge Gertner was the Charles R. Merriam Distinguished Professor at Arizona State
Law School in 2002, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She has
taught at Yale Law School since 2000. She has honorary degrees from Suffolk
University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law.
She has taught judges from the former Soviet Union, and traveled to Turkey to
explore human rights issues and judicial independence. She has participated in
programs cosponsored by the Ministry of Justice in Israel and Fordham University Law
School. She has traveled to China and Viet Nam for programs co-organized with the
Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and The All China
- Bernard Harcourt is professor of law and faculty director of academic affairs at
the University of Chicago. Professor Harcourt’s scholarship focuses on issues of crime and punishment
from an empirical and social theoretic perspective. He is the author of three books, including Language
of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy (University of Chicago Press 2005) and Illusion of Order:
The False Promise of Broken-Windows Policing (Harvard University Press 2001). He is also the editor of a
collection of essays on Guns, Crime and Punishment in America (New York University Press 2003), and of
the journal, The Carceral Notebooks.
Professor Harcourt has written extensively on racial profiling and, more broadly, on the use of
actuarial methods in criminal law and justice. He has a forthcoming book on the subject titled Against
Prediction: Punishing and Policing in an Actuarial Age (University of Chicago Press 2006). He has also
addressed the issue of racial profiling in his article Rethinking Racial Profiling: A Critique of the
Economics, Civil Liberties, and Constitutional Literature, and of Criminal Profiling More Generally, published
in The University of Chicago Law Review (Fall 2004).
Professor Harcourt earned his bachelor's degree in political theory at Princeton University,
his law degree at Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in political science in the Government Department
at Harvard University. After law school and a federal judicial clerkship, Professor Harcourt moved to M
ontgomery, Alabama to represent death row inmates on direct appeal, in state post-conviction, in federal
habeas corpus, and at retrial. Professor Harcourt practiced at the Equal Justice Initiative (formerly known
as the Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center), and has continued to represent several death row
inmates pro bono since that time. Professor Harcourt has also served on human rights missions to South Africa
- Philip Heymann is the James Barr Ames Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Heymann has served at high levels in both the State and Justice Departments during the Kennedy,
Johnson, Carter, and Clinton administrations including Deputy U.S. Attorney General (1993-1994).
A former Fulbright Scholar with degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School, Heymann has
erved as clerk for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan, Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of
the Criminal Division (1978-81) and Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Justice Department,
Acting Administrator of the State Department's Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organizations, Executive Assistant
to the Undersecretary of State, and Deputy U.S. Attorney General (1993-94). In addition, he was a
former associate prosecutor and consultant to the Watergate Special Force.
Since then, he has been integrally involved in the national debate about the conditions
necessary to keep high officials accountable to the system of criminal justice. Heymann’s
global work has reached from Guatemala, to Peru, Northern Ireland, the Palestinian Authority,
South Africa, and Russia. At Harvard Law School he leads efforts to encourage national and
international public service by lawyers.
Heymann has authored and edited seven books and numerous articles on terrorism,
management in government, criminal justice, and combating corruption.
His most recent book, Protecting Liberty in Age of Terror,, co-authored with Juliette
Kayyem from the Kennedy School of Government, explores threats to national security and civil
liberties posed by terrorism. Informed by meetings with senior counterterrorism experts from
the United States and United Kingdom, Protecting Liberty in Age of Terror, provides a
legal framework for policymakers faced with decisions on coercive interrogation, detention,
electronic surveillance, targeted killing, and racial profiling, among other issues. Jeffrey H.
Smith, former General Counsel of the CIA, has said that Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror
, “should be read by the President and Congress, who should then move quickly to adopt as many
of its suggestions as possible,” and former Republican Congressman Bob Barr warned, “current and
future policymakers ignore this blueprint at our peril.”
Terrorism, Freedom, and Security,, Heymann’s previous book on terrorism,
prompted Rand Beers, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for
Combating Terrorism, to describe Heymann as “one of the leading thinkers in the world
on the subject of terrorism.” Ariel Merari, founder and former commander of Israel’s Hostage
Negotiation and Crisis Management Team, described Heymann’s book Terrorism and America,
as “by far the best treatise on coping with terrorism.”
- Jerold Israel is the Ed Rood Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida
College of Law and the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan
School of Law. Following graduation from Yale Law School in 1959, he served as a law clerk for
two terms to Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. He joined the Michigan
faculty in 1961 and the Florida faculty in 1991. Professor Israel has been a participant in
various law reform projects related to criminal procedure, both as reporter and committee member.
He has also been a participant in various police, prosecutor, defense counsel, and judicial
training conferences, and occasionally has consulted with defense counsel and prosecutors on
white collar and other criminal cases.
Professor Israel is a co-author (with Wayne LaFave, and Nancy King) of the most frequently
cited criminal procedure treatise (now in its 2nd edition, with six volumes) and co-author
(with Yale Kamisar, Wayne LaFave, and Nancy King) of the most widely adopted criminal procedure
coursebook (now in its 11th edition, having been used over the years in over 100 law schools
in classes with enrollments exceeding an estimated 400,000 students). He also is a co-author
of a hornbook on criminal procedure (with LaFave and King); two concise hornbooks – one on criminal
investigations and the other on the post-investigation stages of the process (with LaFave and King);
a “nutshell” on constitutional criminal procedure (with LaFave); a collection of leading constitutional
decisions in criminal procedure (with Kamisar and LaFave); a coursebook on white collar crime
(with Ellen Podgor, Judge Paul Borman and Peter Henning); and a nutshell on white collar (with Podgor).
Other publications include numerous law review articles, chapters in continuing legal education materials
and several bar and governmental commission reports, relating to possible reforms in the regulation of the
criminal justice system.
- Yale Kamisar is currently a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego since
2002, and Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of
Michigan where he taught from 1965 - 2004. He has written widely on criminal law, the administration
of criminal justice, and the “politics of crime.”
Kamisar is author of Police Interrogation and Confessions (1980) and the co-author of
Criminal Justice in Our Time (1965). He has written the chapter on constitutional-criminal
procedure for collections of essays on the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist Courts. He also is co-author
of two widely used casebooks, Modern Criminal Procedure (1st ed. 1965, 11th ed. 2005) and
Constitutional Law (1st ed. 1964, 9th ed. 2001).
In four decades of law teaching Kamisar has written some fifty law review articles and some
ninety op-ed pieces in most of the nation’s leading newspapers. He received the American Bar
Foundation’s 1996 Research Award in recognition of his contributions to the law and the legal profession
through his research and writing.
From 1965-74, Kamisar was a member of the Advisory Committee for the
American Law Institute's Model Code of Pre-Arraignment Procedure. From
1971-73, he was Co-Reporter for the National Conference of Commissioners'
Uniform rules of Criminal Procedure.
- Pamela Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest
Law at Stanford Law School, where is also co-directs the school’s School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
Karlan received her B.A., M.A. (history), and J.D. from Yale. She clerked for Judge Abraham Sofaer
of S.D.N.Y. and Justice Harry Blackmun (during the Term when Batson v. Kentucky was decided)
before serving as assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She has also served
as a lecturer at the F.B.I. National Academy.
Karlan's primary scholarly interests lie in the areas of constitutional law and
litigation, voting rights, and criminal procedure. She is the co-author of several
leading casebooks, including Constitutional Law (5th ed. 2005), The Law of Democracy:
Legal Structure of the Political Process (rev 2nd ed. 2001), and Civil Rights Actions:
Enforcing the Constitution (2000), as well as dozens of scholarly articles, including Convictions
and Doubts: Retribution, Representation, and the Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement, 56 Stan.
L. Rev. 1147 (2004), and Race, Rights, and Remedies in Criminal Adjudication, 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2001 (1998).
Karlan also participates in extensive pro bono litigation, including cases involving fourth, fifth, and
sixth amendment issues. Among her recent cases at the United States Supreme Court are United States v.
Gonzalez-Lopez, Georgia v. Randolph, Illinois v. Bartel s, and City of Evanston v. Franklin.
- Randall Kennedy is a professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses
on contracts, criminal law, and the regulation of race relations. He was born in Columbia, South
Carolina. For his education he attended St. Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University,
and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court
of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. . He is a member of
the bar of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Awarded the 1998 Robert
F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime, and the Law,, Mr Kennedy writes for a wide range of
scholarly and general interest publications. His most recent books are Nigger: The Strange Career
of a Troublesome Word , (2002), and Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption,
(2003). A member of the editorial boards of The Nation, Dissen, t, and The American Prospect,
Mr. Kennedy is also a member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and
the American Philosophical Association.
- Orin Kerr
is a prolific scholar in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure, and is nationally
recognized as a leading voice in the emerging field of computer crime law. Kerr’s recent scholarship
has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University
Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, George
Washington Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, and several other
journals. His scholarship and advocacy in the field of Internet surveillance law has been profiled in
the New York Times and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. From 1998 to 2001, Professor Kerr
was an Honors Program trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the
Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also a former law clerk for Judge Leonard I.
Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States
Supreme Court. Before attending law school, Kerr earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical
engineering. Kerr posts regularly at the popular weblog “The Volokh Conspiracy,” available at http://volokh.com.
- Nancy King is Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University
Law School. Her research focuses on the post-investigative features of the criminal process
including plea bargaining, trial, juries, sentencing, double jeopardy, appeals, and post-conviction
review. She is co-author of two leading treatises on criminal procedure (Wright, King & Klein,
Federal Practice and Procedure, Criminal 3d; LaFave, Israel & King, Criminal Procedure, 2d ed.)
as well as the leading criminal procedure casebook. Her work has been cited in decisions of the
United States Supreme Court and lower courts. Professor King is a member of the Advisory Committee
on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for the U.S. Judicial Conference, and a former member of
Sixth Circuit Rules Advisory Committee. She has testified before the United States Sentencing Commission,
and has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing for Tennessee. She is frequent speaker for the
federal judiciary at judicial workshops and circuit conferences.
Professor King’s work on criminal juries has included such topics as jury selection,
anonymous juries, nullification, jury misconduct, and jury ethics. She recently published four
articles examining the history, theory, and practice of jury sentencing. Her present research includes
an empirical study of the processing of capital and non-capital habeas cases in US District Courts,
conducted with researchers from the National Center for State Courts.
- Michael Klarman is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History at
the University of Virginia. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his J.D.
from Stanford Law School, and his D. Phil. from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
After law school, Professor Klarman clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He joined the faculty
at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and has won numerous awards for his teaching and
scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History.
Klarman has also served as the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr., Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Distinguished
Visiting Lee Professor of Law at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, and
as Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. His book, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court
and the Struggle for Racial Equality, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004 and received the 2005
Bancroft Prize in History.
- Adriaan Lanni is assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School. Her work focuses
on ancient Athenian law and the modern criminal jury.
- Richard Leo, Ph.D., J.D., will soon be leaving the University of California,
Irvine (where he is presently an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and an Associate
Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior) to become an Associate Professor at the University of San
Francisco School of Law. He is an expert on police interrogation practices, false confessions,
Miranda requirements, and wrongful convictions. He has published dozens of articles and
book chapters on these subjects, as well as The Miranda Debate: Law, Justice and Policing (1998)
with George C. Thomas III. He is completing a new book, Police Interrogation and the American Process
of Justice, which is expected to be published in 2007. He is the recipient of The Ruth Shonle
Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology and The Saleem Shah Career
Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Forensic
Psychology. He recently received a Senior Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute of the
Soros Foundations Network for another book (tentatively entitled Web of Lies: Murder and Injustice
in Virginia) that he is working on with independent writer Tom Wells on a multiple false confession
wrongful conviction murder case that occurred in Norfalk, Virginia. In addition to his academic work,
Professor Leo has consulted and/or testified as an expert witness in state, federal and military courts
on hundreds of criminal and civil cases involving disputed interrogation and/or disputed
confession evidence, and he lectures regularly to criminal justice professionals across the country.
- Carolyn Long is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political
Science and the Director of the Program in Public Affairs at Washington State University.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in political science and rhetoric and
communication from the University of Oregon in 1989 and her Ph.D in Political Science from Rutgers
University in 1997. She has taught at Washington State University Vancouver since 1995. Her research
interests focus on American Institutions, Public Law and American Public Policy. She is the author of
two books, Religious Freedom and Indian Rights: The Case of Oregon v. Smith and Mapp v. Ohio:
Guarding against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas) and a
number of scholarly journal articles and book chapters. Religious Freedom and Indian Rights
was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and was on Choice Magazine’s
2001 Outstanding Academic Titles List. She is currently working on a manuscript, The (Un)Reasonableness
Standard: Lowering the Bar on the Fourth Amendment for the University Press of Kansas. Courses taught
at WSUV include: The American Constitution, Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Judicial
Process, Administrative Jurisprudence, Congressional Politics, Public Policy and American Institutions.
- Judge Gerard Lynch was appointed U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York
by President Clinton in 2000. He joined Columbia faculty in 1977, following clerkships with Judge Wilfred
Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1975-76, and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.,
of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1976-77, and was vice dean of the Law School, 1992-97. Lynch has been visiting
professor or lecturer at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; National Police Academy (Tokyo); Tokyo University;
University of Buenos Aires; and Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam. He served as assistant U.S. attorney,
Southern District of New York, 1980-83, prosecuting white-collar criminal cases and serving as chief
appellate attorney and returned to that office as chief of the criminal division, 1990-92.
Mr. Lynch was appointed counsel to numerous city, state, and federal commissions and special prosecutors
investigating public corruption, including the Iran/Contra investigation, where among other responsibilities
he briefed and argued the prosecution position in the appeal of Oliver North. He briefed and argued cases in federal
appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, as a cooperating attorney with the American and New York Civil
Liberties Unions, and has extensive experience as a defense attorney in state and federal cases. He is a member of
the American Law Institute, and of various bar associations and advisory committees. He has published and
lectured on the federal racketeering laws, sentencing, plea bargaining and other aspects of criminal law,
constitutional theory, and legal ethics.
- Tracey Maclin is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law. He
teaches Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. Professor Maclin has
written several law review articles on the Fourth Amendment. He has also
authored many amicus curiae briefs and served as counsel of record for the
American Civil Liberties, the National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
and the Cato Institute in several Fourth Amendment cases in the United
States Supreme Court. Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Maclin
served as law clerk to Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was then an associate at the New
York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel. Professor Maclin has taught at
the University of Kentucky College of Law, Cornell Law School and Harvard
- Daniel Meltzer is the Story Professor of Law at
Harvard Law School. Professor Meltzer earned his A.B. in 1972 from Harvard College
and his J.D. in 1975 from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the
Harvard Law Review and was awarded the Fay Diploma. Upon graduation, he served as a
law clerk to Judge Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District
of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court.
After serving as Special Assistant to Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Secretary of the United
States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, he practiced law for three years at
Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. In 1982, he joined the faculty of Harvard Law School,
where he teaches courses in federal courts and in criminal law and criminal procedure.
His publications include Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System
(5th Edition 2003) (with Richard Fallon and David Shapiro); The Supreme Court’s Judicial
Passivity, 2002 Supreme Court Review 343 (2003); The Seminole Decision and State Sovereign
Immunity, 1996 Supreme Court Review 1; New Law, Non-Retroactivity, and Constitutional
Remedies, 104 Harvard Law Review 1731 (1991) (with Richard H. Fallon, Jr.); Deterring
Constitutional Violations By Law Enforcement Officials Plaintiffs and Defendants as Private
Attorneys General, 88 Columbia Law Review 247 (1988); and State Court Forfeitures of
Federal Rights, 99 Harvard Law Review 1128 (1986). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, and has served as Advisor
to the Subcommittee on The Relationship of State and Federal Courts, Federal Courts Study Committee,
Judicial Conference of the United States (February 1989 - April 1990), as Associate Counsel, Office
of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, Iran-Contra Prosecution (1988-1992).
- Eric Muller is the George R. Ward Professor at the University of North Carolina School
of Law. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale Law School.
Muller's work in the area of constitutional law and criminal procedure includes
"The Hobgoblin of Little Minds? Our Foolish Law of Inconsistent Verdicts," published
in the Harvard Law Review, and "Solving the Batson Paradox: Harmless Error, Jury Representation,
and the Sixth Amendment," which appeared in the Yale Law Journal, and "Constitutional Conscience,"
which was published in the Boston University Law Review.
Muller is a legal historian and one of the leading national experts on the legal history of
the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II. His book "Free to Die for their Country:
The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters of World War II" (University of Chicago Press 2001)
was named one of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles for the year in which it was published.
A new book, "I Judge Allegiance to the Flag: The Government Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World
War II" will be published in 2007. He has published articles on the internment and its legacy in the
University of Chicago Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems, and many
Muller is a member of the Committee on Documentary Preservation of the American Society for
Legal History and a member of the Board of Directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation,
which is building a museum on the site of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center for Japanese Americans
near Cody, Wyoming.
- Erin Murphyis an Assistant Professor at Boalt Hall, the University of California,
Berkeley School of Law. Before joining the Boalt faculty, she was a practicing attorney at the Public
Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she spent three years in the trial division and
two years in the appellate division. While at PDS, she represented clients in felony and misdemeanor
cases in jury and bench trials, and argued before the D.C. Court of Appeals. She also led a widely
watched constitutional challenge to the District of Columbia’s firearms law, and acquired particular
expertise in the scientific and legal issues surrounding the admissibility of various types of forensic
evidence. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where she served as a notes editor for the
Harvard Law Review, and a former clerk to Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
D.C. Circuit. Her current research interests include the procedural and evidentiary issues raised
by the forensic use of novel technologies, such as DNA typing, biometrics, and data mining. Her most
recent work, titled “The New Forensics: Criminal Justice, False Certainty, and the Second Generation
of Scientific Evidence” argues that the very characteristics that make this new generation of forensic
evidence seem so reliable in fact renders it particularly susceptible to misuse by the criminal justice system.
- Charles Ogletree
- Richard Parker
- David Poole is the Acting Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School,
where he has been a clinical instructor since 1997. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Poole was a trial lawyer
in the Boston and Roxbury offices of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where he represented
both adult and juvenile clients. Before becoming a public defender, he was a housing lawyer at Merrimack
Valley Legal Services in Lowell, Massachusetts, and a law clerk to the Hon. Frederick H. Weisberg on the
District of Columbia Superior Court. Mr. Poole is a 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School, and he received
an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1994.
- Daniel Richman is a professor at Fordham Law School, where he teaches criminal procedure,
federal criminal law, and evidence. Before coming to Fordham in 1992, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney
in the Southern District of New for nearly six years, working in the narcotics, organized crime, and
appellate units, and ending up as the Chief Appellate Attorney. Before becoming a federal prosecutor,
he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,
and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S.Supreme Court. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law
School and the University of Virginia School of Law. His most recent scholarship has focused on institutional
interactions within the federal criminal justice system * between prosecutors and agents, Congress and the
Justice Department, and federal and local authorities.
- Stephen Schulhofer is the Robert B. McKay Professor of Law at New York University.
He has written more than fifty scholarly articles and six books, including a leading casebook
in the field of criminal law. His recent work, focusing primarily on law enforcement responses
to the attacks of September 11, 2001, includes two books, Rethinking the Patriot Act (2005) and
The Enemy Within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement and Civil Liberties in the Wake of
September 11 (2002), a monograph on The Secrecy Problem in Terrorism Trials (2005), as well as
many articles on the nexus between liberty and national security in the struggle against terrorism.
He also writes extensively on other aspects of police practices, criminal law and criminal procedure.
In a different field, his book, Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law
(Harvard University Press 1998), examines our laws against sexual assault and other forms of intimidation
and sexual overreaching.
Before joining the NYU faculty, Professor Schulhofer was the director of the Center for Studies
in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago, where he was the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law.
He completed his B.A. at Princeton and his J.D. at Harvard, both summa cum laude, and was the Developments
and Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review. He then clerked for two years for U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Hugo Black. Before teaching, he also practiced law for three years with the firm Coudert Frres,
- David Sklansky is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
He teaches and writes about evidence, criminal procedure, and criminal law. Professor
Sklansky received his A.B. in 1981 from Berkeley, majoring in Biophysics, and his J.D. in 1984
from Harvard Law School. Following graduation he clerked for Judge Abner J. Mikva on the United
States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A.
Blackmun. He briefly practiced labor law at the Washington, D.C., firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser
and then spent seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, specializing
in white collar fraud prosecutions. From 1994 to 2005 he taught at UCLA School of Law, where he
won the campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award and was twice voted the law school's professor
of the year. While at UCLA, he served as special counsel to the independent review panel appointed
to investigate the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division scandal. Among his recent publications
are Police and Democracy, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 1699 (2005); Quasi-Affirmative Rights in Constitutional
Criminal Procedure, " 88 Va. L. Rev. 1229 (2002); Back to the Future: Kyllo, Katz, and Common Law,
72 Miss. L.J. 143 (2002); and The Fourth Amendment and Common Law, 100 Colum. L. Rev. 1739 (2000). He
is at work on a book on the changing ideal of democratic policing.
- Christopher Slobogin occupies the Stephen C. O'Connell chair at the
University of Florida Levin College of Law. He received his
undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his two law degrees
from the University of Virginia. He has authored two books and over
twenty articles on criminal procedure issues, including a piece focused
on Terry v. Ohio, and is writing a book entitled "Virtual Searches:
Government Surveillance and What to Do About It" for University of
Chicago Press. He is currently serving as chair of the Florida Task
Force for the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Project and as a member of
the Standards Committee for the ABA's Criminal Justice Section. He
has taught at Virginia, Southern California and Hastings law schools,
and next year will be visiting at Stanford Law School.
- Carol Steiker is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Steiker
attended Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Harvard Law School, where she served as president
of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit
Court of Appeals and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court, she worked as a
staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she represented
indigent defendants at all stages of the criminal process. She has been a member of the Harvard
Law School faculty since 1992. She served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1998-2001,
and she currently serves as the Dean’s Special Advisor on Public Service. Professor Steiker
is the author of numerous scholarly articles in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, and
capital punishment, and most recently served on the Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia of Crime
and Justice (2nd ed. Macmillan, 2002). She is currently at work on two book-length projects, one
on the changing face of capital punishment in America and one on mercy and the institutions of
criminal justice. In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Steiker has served as a consultant
and an expert witness on issues of criminal justice for a number of non-profit organizations and
federal and state legislatures.
- Kate Stith the Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law at Yale Law School, has written
widely on criminal procedure and constitutional law and is the author of FEAR OF JUDGING: SENTENCING
GUIDELINES IN THE FEDERAL COURTS (U. of Chicago, 1998) (with José A. Cabranes), an examination of the
historical genesis, legislative history, structure, implementation, and consequences of the Federal
Sentencing Guidelines. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, she was an Assistant United States Attorney
for the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted white-collar and organized-crime cases.
She also has served as a staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and as a
Special Assistant in the Department of Justice in Washington. A graduate of Dartmouth College, the
Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School, Professor Stith clerked for Judge Carl McGowan
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White.
She is serving or has served as an Adviser for the American Law Institute project Model Penal
Code–Sentencing; on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council; on the
Professional Ethics Committee in the State of Connecticut; as a Commissioner of the Permanent
Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut; as President of the Connecticut Bar Foundationl;
on the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees; as faculty sponsor and director of the Women’s Campaign
School at Yale; as Deputy Dean of Yale Law School; and, by appointment of the Chief Justice of the
United States, on the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
- William Stuntz is a Professor at Harvard Law School. He joined Harvard’s faculty in
2000; before that, he was a professor at the University of Virginia for fourteen years. Stuntz
has authored more than two dozen law review articles and essays on various aspects of the criminal
justice system. His works include an economic analysis of plea bargaining, a history of the “substantive
origins” of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, an analysis of the race and class biases that afflict
enforcement of America’s drug laws, and an examination of the political and legal sources of
overcriminalization. In all of these works, Stuntz emphasizes two connections. The first links
substantive criminal law and the law of criminal procedure — the way the steady expansion of the
former undermines the latter’s protections of criminal defendants’ rights. The second concerns the
interaction of constitutional law and the politics of crime. According to Stuntz, constitutional law
contributes to the very political pathologies that other scholars use to justify constitutional regulation
of the criminal justice system. Healthier constitutional law, he argues, would produce more reasonable
politics — and more reasonable politics would produce a more just justice system.
- Ronald Sullivan joined the faculty of Yale Law School in July 2004, where, after his first
year teaching, he won the law school’s award for outstanding teaching. His areas of interest
include criminal law, criminal procedure, legal ethics, and race theory. Professor Sullivan is
the founding director of the Samuel and Anna Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic. He also is a founding
fellow of the Jamestown Project at Yale.
Professor Sullivan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, and the Harvard Law School,
where he served as president of the Black Law Students Association and as a general editor of the
Harvard BlackLetter Law Review.
After graduating Harvard, Professor Sullivan spent a year in Nairobi, Kenya as a Visiting
Attorney for the Law Society of Kenya. In that capacity, he sat on a committee charged with
drafting a new constitution for Kenya. He also worked with the Kenya Human Rights Commission,
documenting human rights violations throughout Kenya.
Professor Sullivan returned to the United States where he was employed as a staff
attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). He represented
hundreds of clients in thousands of matters, ranging from juvenile delinquency cases to
first-degree murder cases.
After leaving PDS, Professor Sullivan went into private practice where he specialized
in complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation. He worked with the D.C. law firms
of Baach Robinson & Lewis, and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
- Andrew Taslitz is a professor at the Howard University School of Law, where he teaches
Criminal Procedure I, Criminal Procedure II, Evidence, Criminal Law, and Terrorism and the Law.
His recent books include Constitutional Criminal Procedure (2d ed. 2003), Rape and the Culture of
the Courtroom (1999), Criminal Law: Concepts and Practice (2005), Evidence Law and Practice (2d ed. 2000),
and the forthcoming Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868
(N.Y.U. Press 2006). He has authored numerous articles in the areas in which he teaches, with a
special emphasis on the law of search and seizure, having published in journals at Harvard, Georgetown,
Northwestern, Duke, and the University of Southern California, among others. He has also written
numerous book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and essays in the areas of mob violence, the Confrontation
Clause, the death penalty, postmodernism and the jury, innocence, and sexual assault.
Professor Taslitz is the immediate past-Chair of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine and a
current member of its Editorial Board, as well as serving on the Criminal Justice Section’s
Committees on Standards, Innocence, Race and Racism, and Corrections and Sentencing. He is the
Co-Reporter for the Constitution Project’s Death Penalty Initiative, a member of the ALI, and
a former Chair of both the AALS Criminal Justice and Evidence Sections. He was a member of a National
Academy of Sciences Committee on Bomb-Blast Terrorism appointed in the wake of the Oklahoma City
bombing and the co-author of a related book-length analysis of legal issues appended to that Committee’s
Report. He has participated in a Salzburg Seminar on Terrorism and an Oxford Roundtable on Criminal Justice
and is a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies and a provisional
member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
- George Thomas is Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Distinguished Scholar
at Rutgers University, Newark, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure (and, occasionally,
wills and estates). He has a Master of Fine Arts and a law degree from the University of Iowa and a
JSD from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of three books: The Miranda Debate
(with Richard Leo); Double Jeopardy: The History, the Law; and Criminal Procedure: Principles,
Policies and Perspectives (with Joshua Dressler). The year 2007 should see the publication of a third
edition of the casebook as well as a new book, Reclaiming Innocence From Judicial Neglect (University
of Michigan Press). Thomas and Richard Leo are planning a book on confessions. Thomas is also the author
of over fifty law review articles and essays.
- Barbara Underwood is Counsel to the United States Attorney for the Eastern
District of New York, and previously served as Chief Assistant United States Attorney. She was
the Acting Solicitor General of the United States from January to June 2001, and before that she
was Principal Deputy Solicitor General, arguing 16 cases in the United States Supreme Court. She
has held executive positions in the Queens and Brooklyn District Attorneys’ Offices, and served as
a trial attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has also had a distinguished
academic career, as Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Visiting Professor at New York University
School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, teaching evidence, criminal law, and
Ms. Underwood has been working on jury discrimination issues since 1971, when as a law clerk
to Justice Thurgood Marshall she worked on Peters v. Kiff, 407 U.S. 493 (1972). In the
1980s she led the efforts of Brooklyn District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman to establish a
constitutional ban on race-based jury selection, either as a matter of New York law, see, e.g.,
People v. McCray, 445 N.E.2d 915 (NY 1982), or as a matter of federal constitutional law,
see McCray v. Abrams, 750 F.2d 1113 (2d Cir. 1984); her amicus brief in Batson was cited
by the Supreme Court. She is the author of Ending Race Discrimination in Jury Selection: Whose
Right Is It, Anyway?, 92 Colum. L. Rev. 725 (1992). She has litigated many jury discrimination
issues during her federal government service.
Ms. Underwood earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College and a J.D. from
Georgetown University Law Center, where she was first in her class and served as Note Editor
of the Georgetown Law Journal. She was a law clerk to Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Neil Vidmar is Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law at Duke Law School
and holds a secondary appointment in the Psychology Department at Duke. He received his
Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois in 1967 and joined the Psychology
Department at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in that year. In 1973 -1974 he was
a Russell Sage Resident at Yale Law School. Vidmar remained at Western Ontario until his
appointment at Duke Law School in 1987. He is co-author with Valerie Hans of JUDGING THE JURY
(1986), author of MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND THE AMERICAN JURY (1995) and editor/author of WORLD
JURY SYSTEMS (2000). He has written over 100 articles, chapters and reports that include the
following subjects: the jury system; small claims courts; the Ontario Business Practices Act;
exemplary damages; independent para-legals; rights consciousness; dispute resolution; procedural
justice; privacy; reliability of eyewitnesses; attitudes toward the death penalty; bias in the
ABA ratings of judicial candidates and battered woman syndrome. He was co-investigator of a study
of civil juries in an Arizona Superior Court (supported by the National Science Foundation and the
State Justice Institute) that videotaped the actual deliberations of 50 civil juries. A current
project is examining medical malpractice litigation around the United States and the processes by
which these cases are settled. He was lead drafter of amicus briefs in Kumho Tire v. Carmichael (1999),
a leading Supreme Court case involving expert evidence and State Farm v Campbell (2003) a case involving
punitive damages as well as briefs in other cases. He has lectured on judging scientific evidence for
judicial education programs in the United States and Canada and has testified or consulted as an expert
on jury behavior for criminal and civil trials in the United States, Canada, England, Australia,
New Zealand and Hong Kong. His national and international research on pretrial prejudice is documented
in Case Studies of Pre-and Mid-trial Prejudice in Criminal and Civil Litigation, 26 LAW AND
HUMAN BEHAVIOR 73 (2002) and in “When All of Us are Victims: Juror Prejudice and “Terrorist”
Trials 78 CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW 1143 (2003).
- Lloyd Weinreb is Dane Professor Law at Harvard Law School. He holds degrees
from Dartmouth College, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Law School. After clerking
for Justice John M. Harlan, he was an attorney in the Department of Justice. He joined
the faculty of Harvard Law School in 1965. He is the author of books and articles in the
fields of criminal law and criminal procedure, intellectual property, and legal and political philosophy.