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UT professor to join Federal Sentencing Reporter editorial board

exum_lg2Jelani Jefferson Exum, professor of law at The University of Toledo, has been invited to join the editorial board of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. The journal explores in detail sentencing law, practice and theory.

In her new role, Exum will pick a topic for one FSR issue each year and oversee production of that issue.

“Professor Exum has established herself as one of the top researchers and theorists in the highly important field of criminal sentencing,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law. “This appointment to the editorial board of a major journal in the field confirms her status as one of the leaders of the next generation of sentencing scholars.”

Two of Exum’s articles have previously been published in the Federal Sentencing Reporter: “Reflections of a First-Time Expert Witness” in December 2013, and “What’s Happening With Child Pornography Sentencing?” in December 2011. Exum also guest-edited the December 2011 issue on child pornography.

Exum mainly writes in the area of sentencing law and policy, but her research interests also include comparative criminal law and procedure and the impact of race on criminal justice. Before joining academia, she served as a law clerk for James L. Dennis, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Exum is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

Published five times annually, each issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter features articles, cases and other primary materials written by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, probation officers, scholars and members of sentencing commissions. The journal is published for the Vera Institute of Justice by the University of California Press.


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