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 Erin R. Collins
Erin R. Collins
Associate Professor of Law
Courses Taught Evidence Sentencing Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and Crimmigation Law
Profile

Erin R. Collins comes to Richmond Law’s criminal law faculty from the New York University School of Law, where she served as Executive Director of the Clemency Resource Center. She is a former acting assistant professor in the NYU Lawyering Program and previously worked for five years as a public defense attorney at Appellate Advocates in New York City. Professor Collins holds a J.D. from NYU Law and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Presentations
Presenter, "The Problem of Problem-Solving Courts," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Boca Raton, Florida (July 2019).
Panelist, "Empirical Injustice," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Law and Society Association, Washington D.C. (July 2019).
Presenter,"The Problem of Problem-Solving Courts," Junior Criminal Law Scholars Workshop, Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (June 2019).
Panelist, "Rape, Sexual Assault, and #MeToo," AALS Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans (Jan. 2019).
Presenter, "Captured Courts," Crimfest!, Cardozo School of Law, New York (July 2018).
Presenter, "Captured Courts," Mid-Atlantic Junior Faculty Forum, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond (May 2018).
Panelist, "When the FBI Comes Knocking: Representing Clients Approached by Law Enforcement for Questioning," Representing Muslims and Arab-Americans in Challenging Times, Project South and The Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service, University of Richmond School of Law (Jan. 2018).

Status Courts, The Modern Problem-Solving Court Movement: Taking Stock after 25 Years, AALS Annual Meeting, New York, NY (2016).

Status Courts, CrimFest Conference, New York, NY (July 2015).

Commentator, Discovery & Evidentiary Issues Panel, CrimFest Conference, New York, NY (July 2015).

Status Courts, Lawyering Scholarship Colloquium, NYU School of Law, New York, NY (January 2015).

The Evidentiary Rules of Engagement in the War Against Domestic Violence, Scholarship Clinic, NYU School of Law, New York, NY (April 2014).

The Evidentiary Rules of Engagement in the War Against Domestic Violence, Faculty Workshop, ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute, Washington, DC (October 2013).

Evidentiary Issues in Domestic Violence Prosecutions, Race, Gender, and Crime Seminar (Professor I. Bennett Capers), Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY (September 2013).

Conviction & Deportation: The Criminal Appeals Perspective, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York, NY (November 2010) (with Isaac Wheeler and Robin Nichinsky).

Hearsay & Testimonial Objections after Crawford v. Washington, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, NY (August 2010).

Bar Admissions
New York State
Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Law (2019-present)
University of Richmond School of Law
Assistant Professor of Law (2016-2019)
University of Richmond School of Law
Executive Director, Clemency Resource Center (2015-2016)
New York University School of Law, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
Acting Assistant Professor (2012-2015)
New York University School of Law, Lawyering Program
Staff Attorney (2007-2012)
Appellate Advocates, New York, N.Y.
Legal Fellow (2006-2007)
New York State Office of Court Administration, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Publications
Articles

Punishing Risk, 107 Geo. L.J. 57 (2018).

Status Courts, 105 Geo. L.J. 1481 (2017).

Clemency and the Administration of Hope, 29 Fed. Sent'g Rep. 263 (2017).

The Criminalization of Title IX, 13 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 365 (2016) (solicited contribution to peer-evaluated issue on the topic of “Revisiting Rape”).

Education
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Wesleyan University
Contact Information
Room 212-A, Law School
(804) 287-6473
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Sentencing