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Professor Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law): " Misdemeanors, Innocence, and the Production of Guilt"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Professor Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law): " Misdemeanors, Innocence, and the Production of Guilt"
12:00 to 1:00 PM, LAW 3750

In conjunction with the Department of Criminology Law & Society and Center in Law Society & Culture, the Law School will be presenting a faculty workshop featuring Alexandra (Sasha) Natapoff, Professor of Law at Loyola LA. She will present her paper, "Misdemeanors, Innocence, and the Production of Guilt,” an effort to reconceptualize the criminal system from the perspective of misdemeanors, specifically the rampant informality and inaccuracy that characterizes petty offense processing.
Professor Natapoff is an award-winning scholar, a nationally-recognized expert on snitching in the criminal justice system, and a member of the American Law Institute.  She previously served as an assistant federal public defender in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the recipient of an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship.  She clerked for the Honorable David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, and for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C.