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 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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