Faculty Notes Alafair S. Burke, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow

Published on June 12, 2015 | by LawNews

Prof. Alafair Burke Presents at DOJ Discovery Bootcamp and at Legal Ethics Event

Professor Alafair Burke spoke at the National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina Law School on June 4, 2015. Her presentation, “Lessons from Cognitive Science: The Effect of Heuristics on Prosecutorial Discretion,” was an invited contribution to the curriculum at the Department of Justice’s Discovery Bootcamp for new assistant U.S. attorneys, focused on discovery in criminal cases.

Her lecture focused on the cognitive reasons why well-intentioned prosecutors might overlook potentially exculpatory evidence, such as selective information processing and recall.

Professor Burke also presented “What Prosecutors Teach Police” at the the Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School on June 8, 2015.

Her presentation was part of the fourth “Legal Ethics Schmooze,” designed to provide nationally recognized legal ethics scholars a chance to consider and discuss emerging topics in the field.

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