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Zoom ASK ME ANYTHING: Seattle University School of Law Criminal Law Professor Deborah Ahrens, J.D., M.P.P.
WhenThursday, May 14, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Please join Legal Pathways for a special "Zoom Ask Me Anything" event with Seattle University School of Law Professor Deborah Ahrens, J.D., M.P.P.. Professor Ahrens will share about her professional journey and then take questions from students. Students can pre-submit questions by emailing or during the Zoom session via the "chat" function.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register here. 

Deborah Ahrens is a tenured Associate Professor who teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. Before joining the faculty at Seattle University, Professor Ahrens served as a law clerk for Judge Amalya Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a legal fellow at the ACLU's Drug Policy Litigation Project, an Assistant Public Defender at the Richland County (South Carolina) Public Defender, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She earned an AB in Public Policy from Brown University, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her JD Magna Cum Laude from New York University, where she was the senior articles editor of the Law Review.

Professor Ahrens' scholarship focuses on the cultural significance of contemporary policing practices and criminal sanctioning regimes, with particular emphasis on drug policy, on the regulation of student speech and conduct, and on the reforms necessary to ameliorate the consequences of our failed experiment with mass incarceration and a hyper-punitive war on drugs.

Professor Ahrens is an innovative and highly regarded teacher and is frequently honored by graduating students for her teaching. She is also a highly engaged member of the local professional community, who serves on the Washington Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, the Washington State Bar Association’s Council on Public Defense, the King County Bar Association’s Public Policy Committee, and the Executive Board of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court.

Register for the Zoom meeting here!

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