Alafair Burke, professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, presents the fall 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Are Consent Searches Reasonable?” on Wednesday, October 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, first floor, Axinn Library.
Professor Burke 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 the influence of prosecutorial discretion on all stages of a criminal case; 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. Professor Burke has published articles in the Yale, Michigan, George Washington, North Carolina, Washington, and William & Mary Law Reviews, among other publications.
Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2001, Professor Burke served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, where she tried more than 30 criminal cases and helped innovate neighborhood-based prosecution methods. She is a frequent speaker to prosecutors at both the federal and state levels. Earlier this year, the Legal Ethics Forum named her the most cited “junior” scholar whose writing is partially within the field of professional responsibility or the legal profession. She is also The New York Times bestselling author of 12 crime novels.
The Distinguished Faculty Lectures are presented by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.