Ever since the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., SLU LAW professors have been at the forefront of the conversation surrounding the multitude of legal isses related to the situation.
Expertise: Criminal Law, Police Conduct
Professor Goldman is the nation’s foremost expert on police licensing and license revocation laws. He has done interviews with multiple media outlets following the Ferguson police shooting regarding the police’s use of deadly force. He discussed cases related to the Ferguson shooting and explained the challenges involved with bringing a federal murder case against a police officer.
Expertise: Constitutional Law, First Amendment
Professor Howard is an expert on the First Amendment with particular focus on free speech. He spoke with the local media explaining the First Amendment rights of the protesters and the news media in Ferguson, and examining at what point those rights could have been violated.
Expertise: Criminal Law
Professor McGraugh is a veteran attorney with extensive experience working in Missouri criminal courts. With the Ferguson police shooting being investigated by a grand jury, Professor McGraugh spoke with KMOX 1120 AM to explain just what a grand jury entails.
Expertise: Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, Legal Ethics
Professor Hansford’s research incorporates legal history, legal ethics, critical race theory, human rights and the Global Justice Movement. He spoke with Missouri Lawyers Weekly about civil rights in relation to the ongoing situation in Ferguson.
Expertise: Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Rights
Professor McCormick spoke with local media to explain the legal process by which any charges could be brought up against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. She also spoke about a timetable for such proceedings.
Expertise: Civil Procedure
Dean Wolff served 13 years on the Missouri Supreme Court and held the title of Chief Justice from 2005-2007. He is an expert on civil procedure in Missouri, and has spoken to several media outlets about the judicial process in Ferguson.
Expertise: Health Law
Professor Dineen has extensive experience practicing, teaching and researching in the field of health law. She spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding HIPAA regulations in relation to media inquiries about the condition of a hospitalized shooting victim in the days following the Michael Brown shooting.
Expertise: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Professor Walker researches intersections between constitutional law, criminal law, and legal history, especially in relation to Missouri and the St. Louis region. He spoke with St. Louis Public Radio about First Amendment rights in relation to the protests in Ferguson and with the Associated Press about what potential charges the officer who shot Michael Brown could face.
Expertise: Criminal Law, Law and Psychology
Professor Wilson is an expert on ways social science can inform law and policy. In her work, she uses social and cognitive psychology to inform questions about how members of society evaluate risks and how actors can influence others' choices by strategically manipulating the presentation of information.
Expertise: Civil Advocacy
Professor Roediger is an experienced civil litigator and is one of the supervisors of SLU LAW's Civil Advocacy Clinic. He also coordinates SLU LAW's Pro Bono Program.
Expertise: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, First Amendment
Professor Flanders teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law and the philosophy of law. He wrote a commentary to St. Louis Public Radio on the constitutionality of Missouri's use of force statue.
Expertise: Civil Procedure, State and Local Government
Professor Ammann is the former director of the SLU LAW Legal Clinics, and continues to serve as the supervisor of the Litigation Clinic.
Expertise: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Legal Ethics
Professor Harrison is the director of the SLU LAW Child Advocacy Clinic. She has extensive experience working in juvenile advocacy in the Missouri Public Defender System.
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