Introducing Guest Blogger Jennifer Collins

collins-jennifer.jpgI’m very pleased that Professor Jennifer Collins will be doing a reprise visit with us this month as a guest blogger. Jennifer is an Associate Professor of Law at the Wake Forest University School of Law. Her teaching and scholarship are concentrated in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and family law. She is the 2009 winner of the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award (selected by the graduating class).

Prior to entering academia, Jennifer served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia for more than seven years, specializing in homicide cases. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Dorothy Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Some of her recent publications include:

* PRIVILEGE OR PUNISH? CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE CHALLENGE OF FAMILY TIES (Oxford University Press 2009)

* Punishing Family Status, 88 Boston Univ. L. Rev. 1327 (2008) (co-authored with Dan Markel & Ethan Leib)

* Lady Madonna, Children at Your Feet: The Criminal Justice System’s Romanticization of the Parent-Child Relationship, 93 IOWA L. REV. 131 (2007)

* Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties, 2007 Ill. L. Rev. 1147 (with Dan Markel & Ethan Leib)

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