Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Brent Newton VISITING PROFESSOR BRENT NEWTON APPEARS AS AN AMICUS CURIAE ALONG WITH NYU VICE DEAN RACHEL BARKOW IN PENDING SUPREME COURT CASE

August 2021 — Visiting Professor Brent Newton, along with his former colleague at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Vice Dean Rachel Barkow of NYU’s School of Law, recently filed an amicus curiae briefing urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari concerning an important federal sentencing issue in Bryant v. United States. Full story

Brent Newton VISITING PROFESSOR BRENT NEWTON’S ARTICLE ON INCENTIVIZING INEFFECTIVE-ASSISTANCE-OF-COUNSEL CLAIMS ON DIRECT APPEAL IN CRIMINAL CASES HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BY THE JOURNAL OF APPELLATE PRACTICE AND PROCESS

August 2021 — Visiting Professor Brent Newton’s article, Incentivizing Ineffectiveness Claims Raised on Direct Appeal: Why Appellate Courts on Direct Appeal Should Remand “Colorable” Claims for Evidentiary Hearings, recently has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Appellate Practice & Process at the University of Arizona.