Criminal Law Faculty Seminar

The Criminal Law Faculty Seminar meets every Tuesday during the academic year.  The approximately thirty participants are NYU criminal law faculty, visiting scholars, Center fellows, and NYU LLMs who specialize in criminal practice in their home countries.  Seminar Presenters are criminal justice system policy makers and administrators, practitioners (judges prosecutors, defense lawyers) and leaders from NGOs, in addition to academics from NYU and other universities.  Past speakers have come to us from U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the FBI, NYPD, the judiciary, the Vera Institute, Drug Policy Alliance, and the New York State Sentencing Commission, among other entities.  On occasion, presenters from criminal law or criminology academics speak about recently published work or research in progress.

The seminar is supported, in part, by Ronald Goldstock, a long-time member of NYU’s adjunct faculty and former Director of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force.

The seminars are by invitation only and are convened by Prof. James B. Jacobs, the Director of the Center.

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 21
Ron Kuby

January 28
Thomas Abt, Harvard Kennedy School
Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

February 4
Barbara Kaban, Juvenile Appeals

Implementation of the “meaningful opportunity” for release on parole for Massachusetts juvenile homicide offenders

February 11
Mitchell Netburn, Samaritan Daytop Village

February 18
Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance

February 25
Babe Howell, Prof. CUNY School of Law

Gang Policing and Prosecutions

March 3
Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice 

March 10
Premal Dharia, Founder and Director of the Defender Impact Initiative 

March 24
Steve Martin, Vice-President at T.C. Craighead & Company 

March 31
Richard Donoghue, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York 

April 7
Harry First and Rachel Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law
Intellectual Property Crime

April 14, Karol Mason, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

April 21
Ekow N. Yankah, Cardozo School of Law

April 28
Jeannie Rhee

Fall 2019 Schedule

September 3
Andrew Schaffer, Prof., NYU School of Law
Supreme Court Case Review

September 10
Andrew Schaffer, Prof., NYU School of Law
Supreme Court Case Review Part II

September 17
Richard Aborn, President Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

September 24
Justine Olderman, Executive Director of Bronx Defenders

October 1
Anne Piehl,  Prof., Rutgers 

October 8
Carol Shapiro, NYS Parole Board

October 15
Andrew Weissmann, Prof., NYU School of Law

October 22
Russell Neufeld, Neufeld Law Office 

October 29
Commissioner Anthony Annuccii, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

November 5
Mike German, Brennan Center for Justice

November 12
Alix Smith, US DOJ

November 19
Natasha Schull, Prof., NYU Steinhardt
Gambling Research

November 26
Judge Grasso, Bronx Criminal Court

December 3
Mary Signor, Prof., NYU
Sexual Assault

Spring 2019 Schedule

January 22
Mark Kleinman, Prof., NYU Marron Institute

Graduate RE-entry

January 29
Dave Thompson, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Evolution of Interviewing: A Trainers Perspective

February 5
Jenn Rolnick Borchetta, Bronx Defenders

Sealed NYPD records

February 12
Anne Piehl, Prof., Dept. of Economics & Dir., Crime Justice Program at Rutgers University


February 19
Justice Mariano-Florentino Cueller, Justice Supreme Court of California

California Criminal Justice

February 26
Ebony Wood, Founder & CEO, We Got Us Now

Children of Incarcerated Parents Movement for CJ Reform

March 5
Natasha Schull, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communications, NYU Steinhardt


March 12
Mike Lee, Assistant DA, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Philadelphia DA’s Initiative

March 26
Danielle Ompad, Associate Professor, NYU College of Global Public Health

Opiod Crisis

April 2
Harry First and Rachel Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law

IP Crimes

April 9
John Roman, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
The Effect of Lightening the Touch of the Criminal Justice System

April 16
Tali Farhadian, Chief Deputy, Brooklyn DA’s Office
New Initiatives at the Brooklyn DA Office

April 30
Linda Mills, Vice Chancellor & Senior Vice Provost, NYU

Domestic Violence Research

Fall 2018 Schedule

September 4
Andy Schaffer, Prof., NYU School of Law
Supreme Court Round-Up

September 11
Andy Schaffer, Prof., NYU School of Law
Supreme Court Round-Up part II

September 18
Jim Jacobs, Prof., NYU School of Law
Gun Control After Parkland

September 25
Bridget Brennan, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor
Opioid Crisis

October 2
James O’Neill,  NYPD Commissioner
Current Corruption Crisis in Brazil

October 9
Kevin Marino, Defense lawyer for Sergey Aleynikov; Partnr, Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C.
Aleynikov Cases

October 16
Ron Goldstock, Adjunct Prof., NYU School of Law; NYS Commissioner, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor
Update on Corruption Racketeering at NYC’s Port

October 23
Robert Anello,  Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz, Grand Iason & Anello P.C.- New York
Vanishing Federal Criminal Trials

October 30
Pablo Quinones, Executive Director, NYU Program on Corporate Compliance, Former DOJ Chief of Frauds
Investigating  & Prosecuting MS-13

November 6
Julia Abbate, National Advocacy Director, Just Detention International
How PREA Has Been and Not Been Implemented

November 13
Lisa Monaco, Fellow, NYU Center on Law & Security; Former United States Homeland Security Adviser to President Barack Obama
Dealing with Cyber Threats

November 20
John Gleeson, Partner, Debevois and Plimptons; Former U.S. District Court Judge EDNY
Drug Court in EDNY

November 27
Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Worldwide; Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Q&A Session & Mueller Investigation 

December 4
Glenn Grant, Acting Administrative Director, New Jersey Courts
New Jersey’s Bail Reform

Spring 2018 Schedule

January 16
Amy Barasch, Her Justice
Assessing NYS Domestic Violence Law & Initiatives 

January 23
Lauren-Brooke Eisen, The Brennan Center for Justice
Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

January 30
Marlon Lynch, NYU Global Campus Safety
NYU Security

February 6
Seth Agata & Monica Stamm, NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
Combating Corruption in NYS

February 13
Thiago Bottino do Amaral,  Governance and Compliance Committee in the Commercial Chamber of Rio de Janeiro
Current Corruption Crisis in Brazil

February 27
Michael Reed, NYU Law
International Criminal Law

March 6
Anthony Barkow, Jenner & Block
Monitoring & Compliance Issues

March 20
Charles Stillman, Ballard Sphar LLP
FIFA prosecutions

March 27
Les Bernal, Stop Predatory Gambling
Why and How to Stop Predatory Gambling

April 3
Preet Bharara, NYU Law & Former US Attorney (SDNY)

April 10
Commissioner Mark Peters, Department of Investigation

April 17
Mary Holland, NYU Law
Big Pharma’s Criminal Liability for Harmful Drugs and Vaccines

April 24
Jack Hoffinger, Hoffinger Law Firm
Voir Dire and the Presumption of Innocence

May 1
Deirdre Von Dornum, Federal Defenders of New York
Litigation over Conditions of Confinement at Federal Jail

 Fall 2017 Schedule

September 5
Andy Schaffer, New York University
Supreme Court Law and Procedure Round Up

September 12
Harvey Fishbein, NYC Criminal Defense Attorney
The Ethan Patz Case (People v. Hernandez)

September 19
Michael Bosworth, NYU Law School
The Relationship of the White House to the U.S. Department of Justice

September 26
Michael Jacobson, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
The Lippman Commission’s Work & Recommendations

October 3
Philip Eure, Inspector General, NYPD
Inspector General’s Duties, Operations and Accomplishments

October 10
Aubrey Fox, Executive Director, NYC Criminal Justice Agency
Overview of NYC’s Pretrial Agency’s Operations and Priorities

October 17
Denise O’Donell, NYU Marron Institue
Challenges and Accomplishments as Director of DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (2011-2017)

October 24
Andrew Berke, Mayor of Chatanooga
Crime & Justice Challenges and Initiatives in Chatanooga

October 31
John Siffert, Lankler Siffert Wohl LLP
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: Current Proposals & Controversies

November 7
Steve Zeidman, CUNY School of Law
Parole & Clemency in NYS

November 14
Avi Frey, 2015-2017 Gibbons Fellow at Gibbons PC
Juvenile Life Without Parole Litigation Since Graham v. Florida and Miller v. Alabama

November 21
Angel Hawken, NYU Marron Institute

November 28
Peter Zimroth, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
NYPD Monitoring

December 5
Jeremy Biddle, U.S. Agency for International Development
Criminal Justice Reform Challenges and Initiatives in Central America

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