Albany Law School Professor Vincent Bonventre, along with an editorial board comprised of Albany Law School students, has relaunched the Center for Judicial Progress to study courts, judges, judicial decision-making and judicial politics and selection at the state, federal and international levels.
The Center is publishing its research papers and projects online.
Recent projects posted on the website, authored primarily by current students and recent graduates, span topics such as the treatment of criminal cases by the high courts of Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, appealing land use decisions in Vermont and New Hampshire and highlights of the Supreme Court’s last term, as well as analyses of state and federal Supreme Court Justices.
“We want to cover every aspect of the judiciary,” said Professor Bonventre. “Contributors to the Center’s work, and to the associated blog, will enhance their understanding of the judicial role while also providing an invaluable and constantly evolving resource for the bar, scholars and journalists.”
Previously, the Center’s studies were prepared for law review publication. These have been cited by scholars and were also the subject of front page articles in the New York Law Journal, as well as covered in other media. The Center is continuing to publish the same kinds of scholarly, topical studies, but is doing so on its own website.
Professor Bonventre also maintains the blog New York Court Watcher, where he writes commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other state and federal appeals courts. He is a frequent lecturer to academic and bar groups, and is a widely quoted media resource on courts, judges and various areas of public law.