Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series
Professor Alafair Burke
Monday, February 9
4:00-5:00 pm Room 133 UW School of Law
Reception to follow Room 115
“Why Prosecutors Might Do Bad Things”
Professor Burke, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow at Hofstra University teaches criminal law and criminal procedure subjects. Her research intersects criminal law and procedure and focuses on policing and prosecutorial policies. She has written about prosecutorial decision making, community policing and non-punitive responses to crime problems, and the criminal law’s treatment of domestic violence, both in punishing batterers and in explaining the conduct of battered women.
Before joining the law school faculty in 2001, Professor Burke served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, where she tried more than 30 criminal cases, primarily against domestic violence offenders, and helped innovate neighborhood-based prosecution methods.
Professor Burke serves as a legal and trial commentator for various television and radio programs. She is also the author of nine bestselling crime novels.
Co-sponsored by the King County Prosecutor’s Office
Sponsorship of this event by the University Of Washington School Of Law and the W.H. Gates Public Service Law Program does not imply endorsement.
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