I. Bennett Capers
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure
Law and Literature
Race and the Law
B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers Featured in Yale Law Journal Symposium on Justice Sotomayor
Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers are among the select scholars featured in “The Early Jurisprudence of Justice Sotomayor,” a Yale Law Journal Forum symposium published last week. Professor Capers’s essay, titled “Reading Michigan v. Bryant
, ‘Reading’ Justice Sotomayor,” addresses a central question: What are we to make of Justice Sotomayor’s criminal procedure jurisprudence? He offers three readings of her Confrontation Clause decision in Michigan v. Bryant
, along with details from her memoir, as the basis for a “reading” of Justice Sotomayor.
Professor Bennett Capers Discusses "Cannibal Cop" Trial on WNYC
On February 26, Professor Bennett Capers was featured on a WNYC radio broadcast discussing the trial of Gilberto Valle, the so-called “Cannibal Cop," a 28-year-old New York City police officer charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kill, and eat women.
Death Penalty Abolishment Essay by Professor Bennett Capers Praised by the Open Society Institute - Baltimore
Professor Bennett Capers' essay “Defending Life” was recently discussed by the open Society Institute - Baltimore. “Defending Life,” which appears in Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty? (2012), challenges death penalty opponents to rethink all extreme punishments, including life sentences.