Introducing Guest Blogger Carissa Hessick

hessick-carissa.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick will be visiting us this month. Carissa is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Her research interests include criminal sentencing and criminal law, with particular emphasis on the identification and assessment of aggravating and mitigating punishment factors. Prior to joining the ASU law faculty, Carissa completed a two-year Climenko Fellowship at Harvard Law School. Before receiving the Climenko, she worked as a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton, clerked in the Southern District of New York for Judge Barbara Jones and then on the D.C. Circuit for Judge Raymond Randolph. Carissa earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Carissa’s recent publications include:

* Why Are Only Bad Acts Good Sentencing Factors?, 88 B.U. L. REV. (forthcoming 2008).

* Violence Between Lovers, Strangers, and Friends, 85 WASH. U. L. REV. 343 (2007).

* Motive’s Role in Criminal Punishment, 80 S. CAL. L. REV. 89 (2006).

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1 Response

  1. Aaron Walker says:

    This is getting to be like a reunion of the YLS class of 02 over here. First Fontana, then you.

    It was a nice surprise to see your smiling face on this site this morning.