Caren MorrisonAssistant Professor of Law
Caren Myers Morrison joined the College of Law in 2009. She teaches Criminal Procedure: Investigations, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, and Evidence. Professor Morrison served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Eastern District of New York from 2001 to 2006, where she prosecuted international narcotics traffickers and organized crime groups. Her current research focuses on the impact of electronic information on the criminal justice system.
Professor Morrison graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar (1996-97), a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1994-96), and a Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 2006 to 2009, she was Acting Assistant Professor at New York University School of Law. Before law school, Professor Morrison trained as a journalist at London's City University and worked as freelance journalist in London for seven years.
Professor Morrison's current article, Jury 2.0, explores the impact of the Internet on the functioning of the jury and details the ways in which juror Internet use interferes with the rules governing both the functional and symbolic role of the jury. Her most recent article, Privacy, Accountability, and the Cooperating Defendant: Towards a New Role for Internet Access to Court Records, 62 VAND. L. REV. 921 (2009), was published in the Vanderbilt Law Review. The article examines the ways in which online access to court records affects prosecutorial accountability, particularly in the context of recruiting and rewarding cooperating defendants. The article offers suggestions for improving the content and transparency of the information in court records while placing limits on its electronic dissemination. She previously wrote on expanding the participation of the defendant in death penalty sentencing in her Note, Encouraging Allocution at Capital Sentencing: A Proposal for Use Immunity, 97 Colum. L. Rev. 787 (1997).Caren Morrison
E-mail: cmorrison13@@E R A S Egsu.edu
426 Urban Life
Phone: (404) 413-9174
Criminal Law and Procedure
Internet and the Law
Right to Privacy