Introducing Guest Blogger Sonja Starr

sstarr.jpgI am delighted to introduce my colleague Sonja Starr who joined the Maryland faculty in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Law. In introducing Sonja, I also get a chance to congratulate her on her lateral move to Michigan Law School in the fall. We will miss Sonja dearly.

Sonja’s principal research interests lie in the areas of international criminal law, human rights, and U.S. criminal procedure. Before coming to Maryland, Sonja spent two years as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and taught legal research and writing to first-year students. Before entering teaching, she clerked for Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen of the shared Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia. She also practiced as a Supreme Court litigator at Goldstein & Howe, P.C., in Washington, DC. Sonja is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and published a student note that won the Ross Prize given by the ABA for the best student-written piece of 2002. She also holds an A.B. in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard College.

Sonja’s most recent work includes:

Sentence Reduction as a Remedy for Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2009).

Rethinking Effective Remedies”: Remedial Deterrence in International Courts,” 83 N.Y.U. Law Review 693 (2008).

Extraordinary Crimes at Ordinary Times: International Justice Beyond Crisis Situations,” 101 Northwestern University Law Review (2007).

Improving Criminal Jury Decision Making After the Blakely Revolution,” 2006 Illinois Law Review 301 (2006) (with J.J. Prescott).

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