Duquesne University School of Law

Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Law

E-Mail Address: lawschool@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., University of Chicago
A.B., Harvard College

  • We the People Supreme Court Review, Arizona State Bar, Phoenix, AZ, September 2016. (Invited Speaker)
  • Aging Out, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA, July 2015.
  • Judges and Therapeutic Jurisprudence, International Conference on Law and Society, New Orleans, LA June 2016.
  • We the People Supreme Court Review, Arizona State Bar, Phoenix, AZ, September 2015. (Invited Speaker)
  • Reconsidering Federal Parole, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN, July 2015.
  • Therapeutic Sentencing: Balancing Retribution and Restoration, Legal Scholars Conference, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.
  • Therapeutic Sentencing: Balancing Retribution and Restoration, Annual Scholarship Conference, Central States Law Schools Association, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2014.
  • Are You (Still) My Great and Worthy Opponent?: Compassionate Release of Terminally Ill Offenders, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX, February 2014.
  • Supreme Court 2013: An In-Depth Review of the Practical Implications of the Blockbuster Civil Rights Decisions, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2013. (Invited Speaker)
  • Stretching Sentencing Standards: The Time is Ripe to Include Considerations of the Effects on Families and Communities of Excessively Long Sentences, Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV, June 2013.
  • Stretching Sentencing Standards: The Time is Ripe to Include Considerations of the Effects on Families and Communities of Excessively Long Sentences, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, April 2013.
  • Bridge to Empowerment: Exploring Legal Literacy Paradigms, International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, HI, June 2012.
  • Equal Access to the Ballot Box?, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL, March 2012.
  • Diversity in Legal Education, Black Law Students Symposium, Phoenix School of Law, February 2012.
  • Equal Access to the Ballot Box?, Annual Scholarship Conference, Central States Law Schools Association, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH, October 2011.

Aging Out (offers that theories of punishment do not support the continued incarceration of certain classes of elderly offenders and argues for their early release).

ARTICLES:

  • How Much Punishment is Enough?: Embracing Uncertainty in Modern Sentencing Reform, ___ J. L. & POL’Y ___ [Brooklyn Law] (forthcoming 2016).
  • Taking a Closer Look: A Case for Sentencing Reform, 28 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 221 (February 2016).
  • Are You (Still) My Great and Worthy Opponent?: Compassionate Release of Terminally Ill Offenders, 83 UMKC L. REV. 521 (2015) (lead article).
  • The Time is Ripe to Include Considerations of the Effects on Families and Communities of Excessively Long Sentences, 83 UMKC L. REV. 73 (2014).
  • The Flexibility of Section 5 and the Politics of Disaster in Post-Katrina New Orleans, 16 J. OF GENDER, RACE & JUST. 825 [Univ. of Iowa] (2013

ESSAYS:
Collateral Consequences of Undocumented Border Crossing, ESCUELA LIBRE (forthcoming 2016).