LegalMay 09, 2017

Wolters Kluwer announces appointments to its Legal Education Board of Editorial Advisors

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced that Rachel Barkow of New York University Law School and Tracey Meares of Yale University Law School have been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board for its Legal Education business, the leading provider of high-quality instructional and learning solutions to U.S. law schools. The Editorial Advisory Board, drawn from distinguished scholars and educators, provides insight and guidance to help Wolters Kluwer Legal Education fulfill its mission of partnering with law schools to help today's law students achieve long-term career success in the legal field.

Rachel E. Barkow

is the Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and the Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University.  In June of 2013, the Senate confirmed her as a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission.  Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel.  In 2013, she was the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. The Law School awarded her its Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Prof. Barkow served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman on the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her scholarship focuses on criminal law, and she is especially interested in applying the lessons and theory of administrative and constitutional law to the administration of criminal justice.

Tracey L. Meares

is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University. Before arriving at Yale, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. Before going into academia, Professor Meares held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. Professor Meares has worked extensively with the federal government, having served on the Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council Standing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences from 2004–2011. In November of 2010, Ms. Meares was named by Attorney General Eric Holder to sit on the Department of Justice's newly-created Science Advisory Board. In December 2014, President Obama named her as a member of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Professor Meares's teaching and research interests focus on criminal procedure and criminal law policy, with a particular emphasis on empirical investigation of these subjects. 

"We are delighted that Profs. Barkow and Meares have agreed to join our advisory board, generously adding their voices to an ongoing dialogue that enables our business to design forward-looking learning solutions for the evolving educational philosophies of the legal academy," said Vikram Savkar, Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Legal Education.  "As a result of their distinguished scholarly work in criminal law and criminal justice, recognized excellence as educators, and long-standing engagement with public policy, the addition of Profs. Barkow and Meares meaningfully broadens the perspectives that we are fortunate to be able to draw on when consulting our Board."

The full membership of the Wolters Kluwer Legal Education Editorial Advisory Board:

Rachel E. Barkow

Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy
Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
New York University School of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law
Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law

Richard A. Epstein

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law
New York University School of Law
Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution
Senior Lecturer in Law
The University of Chicago

Ronald J. Gilson

Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business
Stanford University
Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business
Columbia Law School

James E. Krier

Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law
The University of Michigan Law School

Tracey L. Meares

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law
Director, The Justice Collaboratory
Yale Law School

Richard K. Neumann, Jr.

Professor of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Robert H. Sitkoff

John L. Gray Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

David Alan Sklansky

Stanley Morrison Professor of Law
Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center
Stanford Law School

About Wolters Kluwer Legal Education

Wolters Kluwer Legal Education is a business unit within Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  Wolters Kluwer Legal Education is a leading publisher of teaching and learning tools for law school and law-related undergraduate programs in the United States and throughout the world. Wolters Kluwer Legal Education has produced extremely high quality, pedagogically rich, market leading textbooks covering every discipline in law for almost fifty years, and, in recent years, has established a strong track record as a digital innovator in the market. New product models, such as the Law School Simulation and the Connected Casebook, deliver outcome-oriented, personalized education to a new generation of law students.

About Wolters Kluwer

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