Archive for April 4th, 2019

April 4, 2019

Roberts Presents at Seton Hall

On April 3, Professor Anna Roberts presented her article, Convictions as Guilt, at Seton Hall Law School.  Convictions as Guilt is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review.

Roberts

Here is the abstract:

A curious tension exists in scholarly discourse about the criminal justice system. On the one hand, a copious body of work exposes a variety of facets of the system that jeopardize the reliability of convictions. These include factors whose influence is pervasive: the predominance of plea bargaining, which presents carrots and sticks to innocent and guilty alike, and the subordination of the defense, symbolized by resource disparities that prevent even narratives of innocence from getting a fair hearing. On the other hand, in a variety of contexts, scholars discuss those with criminal convictions in a way that appears to assume crime commission. This assumption obscures crucial failings of the system, muddies the role of academia, and, given the unequal distribution of criminal convictions, risks compounding race- and class-based stereotypes of criminality. From careful examination of this phenomenon and its possible explanations, reform proposals emerge.

April 4, 2019

Sharfman Presents at Touro

On April 1, Professor Keith Sharfman presented his article, “Economic Analysis of Jewish Law,” at Touro Law School.  A video of the presentation is available here.

Keith Sharfman

Professor Sharfman is introduced by St. John’s colleague, Professor Ettie Ward, at the 2:28.11 mark, and the talk runs till the 2:48.10 mark.  The article is slated to appear in a future issue of the Touro Law Review.

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