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Law Professors Can Discuss Diallo Trial and Verdict

Contact: Snipe, Michele
212 636-7013
snipe@fordham.edu


NEW YORK The following Fordham law professors can provide expert commentary on the Amadou Diallo trial, verdict and its implications. They are extremely articulate, highly quotable and have discussed the case with the print, radio and television media. They have both worked extensively in the criminal defense field. Abraham Abramovsky, Professor, Fordham University Law School Professor Abramovsky is the director of Fordham University's International Criminal Law Center. He is familiar with New York State law, police crimes and police brutality, sentencing and all aspects of the prosecutorial and defense cases. Abramovsky has worked as a consultant on some of the most sensational cases in New York City, including, most recently, the Abner Louima police brutality trial. James Cohen, Professor, Fordham University Law School Professor Cohen is the director of clinical education at Fordham and heads the Criminal Defense Clinic. Cohen can discuss New York State law, police crimes and police brutality, how the case has played in the Bronx, the performance of the defense and prosecuting attorneys. Fordham University School of Law was founded in 1905, and has more than 13,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx and Manhattan, as well as academic centers in Tarrytown and Armonk, N.Y. 2/00

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