Affordable housing in an American suburb

A new book coau­thored by Len Albright, an assis­tant pro­fessor of soci­ology and public policy, exam­ines the social, polit­ical, and eco­nomic effi­cacy of an afford­able housing com­plex in a New Jersey township.

3Qs: SC upholds routine DNA tests by police

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed said he is con­flicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA sam­ples from people upon arrest, noting both the pri­vacy con­cerns and the poten­tial to solve cold cases.

3Qs: The lasting impact of historic Gideon ruling

Monday marks the 50th anniver­sary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s his­toric ruling that indi­gent crim­inal defen­dants have a con­sti­tu­tional right to a court-​​appointed lawyer. But this fair trail right is viewed as more aspi­ra­tional than oper­a­tional, according to law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed.

Women of steel

Three alumni have formed a North­eastern law tri­umvi­rate at the Fed­eral Public Defender’s Office for the Western Dis­trict of Pennsylvania.