At the center of critical conversations in criminal justice

The Center for Criminal Justice builds on the existing strengths of the school’s nationally recognized criminal law faculty and places the Law School at the center of critical conversations, education, and sharing of expertise on the most vital issues and topics in criminal justice law and policy today. The center sponsors timely and topical speakers and events, awards and student fellowships, and provides CLE opportunities to criminal justice practitioners. The center serves as a forum for scholarship and discussion in areas of criminal justice that have real-world impact in New York City and across the nation.

Directors & Faculty

The Center is led by Co-directors Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship Jocelyn Simonson, Professor of Clinical Law Kate Mogulescu, and Assistant Professor of Law Alexis Hoag-Fordjour. Our criminal law faculty offer diverse and wide-ranging experience in criminal law – while some have worked as prosecutors others have had careers as defense attorneys before joining the Law School. They produce influential scholarship on topics including corporate criminal conduct, policing in minority communities, juvenile justice, prosecution ethics, and theories of punishment. Our distinguished adjunct faculty in criminal law are noted leaders and practitioners in the field.


The Center for Criminal Justice offers courses, clinics, and a certificate taught by full-time faculty and distinguished adjunct professors to fully enrich your education in the criminal justice system.

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Jocelyn Simonson
Co-Director, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, and Professor of Law

Kate Mogulescu
Co-Director and Professor of Clinical Law

Alexis Hoag-Fordjour
Co-Director and Assistant Professor of Law