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 student and post-graduate 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 Stacy Caplow, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professor of Law, Associate Professor Jocelyn Simonson and Assistant Professor of Clinical Law Kate Mogulescu. 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.

Curriculum

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.

Student Fellowships

The Center offers two fellowships for Brooklyn Law School students: The Criminal Justice Fellowship and the Pretrial Justice Fellowship. These fellowships create opportunities for students to support activities at Center as well as participate in trainings and pro bono work in a structured, supervised setting. 

Post-Graduate Fellowships

The Center for Criminal Justice annually awards generous post-graduate Fellowships to Brooklyn Law School alumni working at public criminal justice organizations for at least five years who commit to remain working in public service for at least two additional years. These recipients generally work in both prosecution and defender organizations.

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Co-Directors:

Stacy Caplow
Associate Dean of Professional Legal Education & Professor of Law
stacy.caplow@brooklaw.edu

Jocelyn Simonson
Assistant Professor of Law
jocelyn.simonson@brooklaw.edu

Kate Mogulescu
Assistant Professor of Clinical Law
kate.mogulescu@brooklaw.edu

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Featured Events
Upcoming events sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice
SEP 26
Events  
Book Talk: Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair
OCT 25
Events  
Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on CLPE
All Events