Bias and Assumption in Criminal Prosecution
(Duke Lacrosse prosecution as means of illustration)
Speaker: Professor Robin Wellford Slocum, Chapman University School of Law.
Professor Slocum’s scholarly and teaching interests focus on lawyering skills and professionalism. She is the author of two textbooks. The materials that culminated in her first textbook, an “electronic” textbook, received the highest award from the publisher in a national competition for legal writing faculty. Her second textbook, Legal Reasoning, Writing, & Persuasive Argument (3d ed. 2011), has been adopted by numerous law schools nationwide. Her research and publications are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring how lessons from neuroscience and psychology can help improve legal education and better prepare students to become effective lawyers.