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Bennett Capers – Featured Scholar

bennett-capersBennett Capers is Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham Law School. His academic interests include the relationship between race, gender, technology, and criminal justice. Professor Capers has thrice been voted Teacher of the Year. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Director of Research for the Uniform Laws Commission, a Senior Technology Fellow at the NYU Policing Project, and has served as Chair of the AALS Criminal Justice Section and Chair of the AALS Law and Humanities Section.


Governor Cuomo has twice appointed Professor Capers to serve on judicial screening committees, first the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the New York Court of Claims, and then the New York Judicial Screening Committee for the Second Department. In 2013, he served as Chairperson of the AALS 2013 Conference on Criminal Justice.


That same year, Judge Scheindlin appointed Professor Capers to Chair the Academic Advisory Council to assist in implementing the remedial order in the stop-and-frisk class action Floyd v. City of New York. He has also served for several years as a Commissioner on the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board. In 2009, Professor Capers received the Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication.