Introducing Guest Blogger Elaine Chiu

chiu-elaine.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that Professor Elaine Chiu will be guest blogging with us this month. Elaine is an associate professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to coming to St. John’s, Elaine was a Research Fellow at Columbia University School of Law from 2000-2001 and a Climenko-Thayer Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School from 1999-2000. From 1994 to 1998, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan in the Trial Division where she specialized in both domestic violence and welfare fraud cases. She also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School as part of their legal writing and research faculty from 1998-1999.

Elaine is a cum laude graduate of Cornell University (A.B. 1991) and Columbia University School of Law (J.D. 1994) where she was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Elaine writes about multiculturalism and the law, domestic violence, and criminal law. She teaches criminal law and family law. Some of her recent publications include:

* The Culture Differential in Parental Autonomy, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. (forthcoming 2008)

* Culture as Justification, Not Excuse, 43 American Crim. L. Rev. 1317 (Oct 2006)

* Culture in Our Midst, 17 U. Fl. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 231 (Summer 2006)

* The Role of Motive in the Criminal Law, 8 Buff. Crim. L. Rev. 653 (2005)

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