- New York City 09/18/2013 by Linda Perry Barr (WBAI News)
Judge Shira Sheindlin appointed an Academic Advisory Council of local area law professors to help reform the NYPD practice of Stop and Frisk. They will work with Nicholas Turner, President of the Vera Institute for Justice, who was appointed on September 4th to guide the community based remedial process.
The Chair of the Council is Professor Bennett Capers of Brooklyn Law School.
The other members of the Advisory Council are:
Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor Law, Yale Law School
Alafair S. Burke, Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Miriam Gohara, Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia Law School
Taja-Nia Y. Henderson, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Tanya K. Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Conrad Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
William E. Hellerstein, Professor of Law (retired), Brooklyn Law
The Judge says the law professors on the Advisory Council agreed to provide their expertise in a pro bono capacity.