Jocelyn F. Benson：美国法律教育的未来发布日期：2019-09-12 21:08:34
主讲人：美国韦恩州立大学法学院院长乔思琳?F?本森（Jocelyn F. Benson）教授
Jocelyn Benson was named interim dean of the Law School in December 2012.
Dean Benson has been a key member of the Law faculty since 2005, and is the associate director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. In that capacity she created and directs the Michigan Allies Project, an effort designed to track hate incidents throughout Michigan and provide legal support for victims. Her areas of expertise include election law, education law, race and the law and civil procedure.
Dean Benson founded and is the executive director of the nonpartisan Michigan Center for Election Law, which hosts projects that support transparency and integrity in elections. In 2011, the center hosted Michigan’s first “Citizens’ Redistricting Competition,” inviting residents to draw their own redistricting maps for the state. Also in 2011, she was selected to serve with retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the board of iCivics, a nonprofit organization that she created to improve civics education in our country. Dean Benson also founded and is president of Military Spouses of Michigan. She is widely published, having written numerous book chapters and Law Review articles. In 2010, her book State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process, was published. It is the first major book on the role of the secretary of state in enforcing election and campaign finance laws. That same year, she was the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s secretary of state.
Prior to joining the Law faculty, Dean Benson clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also worked as a legal assistant to Nina Totenberg at National Public Radio and investigated hate groups and hate crimes for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
After receiving a bachelor’s from Wellesley College, Dean Benson earned a master of philosophy as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.