Jenny  Roberts

Jenny Roberts is Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University where she co-directs the Criminal Justice Clinic and teaches Advanced Criminal Procedure: Plea Bargaining. Her research focuses on the regulation of actors in the criminal justice system through constitutional law, statute, rules of professional responsibility, professional standards, and culture. She is Vice President of the Clinical Legal Education Association, the nation’s largest association of law teachers, and a member of the board of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She serves as the Reporter for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction. Professor Roberts previously taught at Syracuse University, where she directed the Criminal Defense Clinic, and in NYU’s Lawyering program. Prior to teaching, she was a Senior Research Fellow at NYU Law School’s Center for Research in Crime & Justice, a public defender in Manhattan, and a law clerk in the Southern District of New York.

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