Acclaimed Law Professor Susan A. Bandes Joins Center for Policing Equity

September 05 2017

Today, Center for Policing Equity welcomed DePaul University Centennial Professor Emeritus Susan A. Bandes as a Distinguished Research Scholar.  Nationally renowned as a scholar in criminal procedure, civil rights, and the role of emotion in the law, Bandes will spearhead policy legal analyses.

“Susan Bandes brings a wealth of knowledge to CPE at a critical time. As we continue to expand our research efforts in evidence-based approaches to police accountability, Susan’s scholarly and policy expertise will continue to position CPE as a national leader in police reform. I look forward to sharing ideas and working with her,” said Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, president and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity.

“Center for Policing Equity uses data to empower our nation’s law enforcement, improve community and police relations, and promote accountability, transparency, and fairness in the law. I am pleased to join Dr. Goff and the CPE team and proud to become part of its research initiative.” said Bandes.

Bandes’ legal career began in 1976 at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois ACLU, where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases. She joined the DePaul faculty in 1984, and was named Centennial Professor in 2012. She has published more than seventy articles, which appear in law journals including the Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, Michigan and Southern California law reviews, as well as interdisciplinary journals such as Law and Social Inquiry, the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, and the Law and Society Review. Her book The Passions of Law was published by NYU Press in 2000.

Bandes is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is cofounder of the Law and Society Association’s Collaborative Research Network on Law and Emotion. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and J.D. from the University of Michigan.