Criminal Law Concentration Full-Time Faculty
Adam Benforado’s principal interest is in applying insights from the mind sciences—most notably embodied cognition, moral psychology and implicit social cognition—to law and legal theory. He is particularly focused on issues arising in corporate law, contract law and criminal law.
His recent scholarly work includes "Marking the Boundaries of Punishment: Retribution Directed at Innocents, Animals and Collectives,” an investigation into what motivates people to punish. Benforado has also authored three chapters in "Ideology, Psychology, and Law," Oxford University Press (2012) and a forthcoming article in Topics in Cognitive Science.
Daniel M. Filler
Dan Filler studies the effects of social anxiety on the development of criminal law. He is an expert on sex offender community notification, the death penalty and juvenile justice law.
Before joining the inaugural faculty, professor Filler taught at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he created the school's Capital Defense Clinic.
The Pennsylvania Joint State Government on Capital Punishment appointed him to the Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment in 2012.
Anil Kalhan’s principal interests include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, and international human rights law, including the relationship between immigration control, criminal enforcement in the detention of non-citizens and the resulting constitutional issues.
Before coming to the Earle Mack School of Law, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham University and an Associate in Law at Columbia University, and he previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group.
Donald F. Tibbs
Donald Tibbs’ expertise focuses on the overlapping issues of race, law, civil rights and criminal procedure.
The author of “From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union,” (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), his publications include “The Jena Six and Black Punishment: Law and Raw Life in the Domain of Non-Existence,” in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, “Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain: How Law ‘Works’ Behind Prison Walls,” in the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and "Who Killed Oscar Grant?: A Legal Eulogy of the Cultural Logic of Black Hyper-Policing in the Post-Civil Rights Era" in the Southern University Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty.
Kevin Woodson specializes in criminal procedure and civil rights law. His scholarship focuses on race and the legal profession and corporate culture.
He practiced law with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington, D.C., where his activities included representing corporations under investigation for alleged healthcare and accounting fraud as well as work on civil rights litigation against law enforcement officials in Texas.
Emily B. Zimmerman
Emily Zimmerman conducts empirical research to assess strengths and weaknesses in legal pedagogy and methods for promoting student enthusiasm.
Before teaching, Professor Zimmerman was the chief of the Civil and Exceptional Litigation Unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she had also supervised the Municipal Court Unit and worked as a trial prosecutor.
Criminal Law Concentration Adjunct Faculty
Victor Abreu is assistant federal defender for the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Since 1999, he has represented indigent death row prisoners in all aspects of state and federal post-conviction proceedings. He was previously assistant federal defender for the Southern District of Texas.
Elton M. Anglada currently serves as the assistant chief of the Juvenile Unit for the Philadelphia Defender Association, where he has worked as an attorney for nearly 20 years, and is president of the Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked in the Major Crimes Unit as a trial attorney and taught the Criminal Defense Clinical Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Honorable Legrome D. Davis was appointed to the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2002. He previously sat in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, after serving as an assistant district attorney and later as assistant deputy district attorney in Philadelphia.
The Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2008, after having been elected to a 10-year term on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in 2003. He previously was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a partner with Cozen O'Connor and an assistant district attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
Kristin Hayes was the Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was responsible for hundreds of grand jury investigations involving all federal law enforcement agencies from inception through prosecution, guilty plea or trial, sentencing, and appeal. These cases included fraud, corruption, tax, narcotics, and firearms. Professor Hayes received the Department of Justice John Marshall Award for United States v. Richard Ramos and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys’ Offices award for United States v. John and Anthony Gambone.
Margaret L. Hutchinson is chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She focuses on health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and environmental violations. She has handled investigations involving home-health aide agency improprieties, pharmaceutical pricing issues, cost-reporting fraud and research fraud tied to National Institutes of Health grants.
Justin T. Loughry is an owner and partner with Loughry and Lindsay, LLC, where he handles state and federal trial and appellate litigation involving a broad range of criminal and civil matters. A former president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, he has handled high-profile litigation involving racial profiling by state police in New Jersey and alleged excessive force at Bayside State Prison. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law - Camden.
Shawn Nolan is a supervisory assistant federal defender with the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has represented Guantanamo Bay detainees in habeas corpus proceedings in federal court, and handles capital cases on post conviction in state and federal courts. Professor Nolan has taught as an adjunct professor with the Great Lakes College Association.
John J. Pease is an assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the Government and Health Care Fraud Section of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has prosecuted a variety of high-profile cases, including the fraud conviction of the president of the Independence Seaport Museum and the federal case against Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent Fumo. He has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Judy Goldstein Smith has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania specializing in complex health care, tax, securities, consumer and financial frauds, corruption, terrorism, narcotics and other federal crimes since 1980. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden teaching advanced criminal procedure and criminal litigation courses. She has received numerous Department of Justice awards including the Director's award and awards for her public service.