Monday, July 2, 2018

Braatz to Suffolk Law

[Congratulations to Suffolk Law and Professor Braatz on the following hiring announcement.]

Erin Braatz (Credit: Jennifer Waddell)
Erin Braatz will be joining Suffolk University Law School as an Assistant Professor of Law this fall, where she will teach courses on criminal law, evidence, and legal history.  Braatz has a JD and PhD in Law & Society from New York University.  Her dissertation, Governing Difference: Penal Policy and State Building on the Gold Coast, 1844-1957, examines British criminal law and penal regimes in colonial West Africa and connects these practices to broader debates concerning governance and the global circulation of imprisonment as a technique of punishment.  A recent article, The Eighth Amendment's Milieu: Penal Reform in the Late Eighteenth Century, 106 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 405 (2016), examined the relationship between the history of seventeenth century penal reform and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Eighth Amendment.  She previously held a Golieb Fellowship in Legal History at NYU and recently completed clerkships with Judge Richard Stearns of the Eastern District of Massachusetts and Judge Juan Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.