March 1, 2016
Faculty in the News
Several media outlets, from the Huffington Post to the Los Angeles Times, recently sought the expert commentary of Southwestern professors regarding criminal law issues in the news:
Professor John Heilman commented on the difficulties some victims of sexual assault often face in the courtroom in the Vox.com article, “What Kesha’s unbreakable contract says about how courts approach rape cases."
Professor Robert Pugsley explained how the credibility of a witness could be undermined if she sold her story to the media in the Huffington Post story, “Would O.J. Have Been Found Guilty If One Witness Never Sold Her Story?” prompted by the airing of FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
In the Los Angeles Times article, “Murder charges against rehab center are a first in California,” Professor Kelly Strader explained why the Attorney General’s office may have filed charges against an alcohol abuse treatment center.
The Daily Local News story, “‘Serial’ podcast takes on Bergdahl case,” announced an upcoming panel to be presented by “Serial” broadcaster WHYY Radio that will feature Professor Rachel VanLandingham in discussion about the case.