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Rutgers–Newark Law School Hosts Criminal Law Conference

July 29, 2014 – 

More than 65 criminal law professors from around the country participated in CrimFest 2014, held July 21-22 at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. The conference was organized into 18 panels, with presentations covering a broad range of empirical and theoretical topics in criminal law and criminal procedure. Each panel consisted of three or four paper presentations, followed by a discussion led by a designated commentator. 

Participants also spent time remembering Florida State University College of Law Professor Dan Markel, who was murdered the day before the conference. He was the primary force and original organizer of the conference. 

Professor Carissa Hessick of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Rutgers–Newark Law Professor Vera Bergelson, who was a commentator for the panel on “Exploring Criminal Justice Issues from a Critical Perspective,” also helped to organize the conference.