Date Submitted: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:05:12 GMT

LAW 1485 v00 : Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, and Law

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kap38 Porcaro, Keith
jrt87 Tashea, Jason
LAW 1485 v00: Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, and Law
Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, and Law
M 1:20-3:20p
Special Requirement


Students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


This course is mutually exclusive with the practicum Technology, Innovation and Access to the Civil Justice System.

Students may not concurrently enroll in this course and a clinic or another practicum course. Students may concurrently enroll in this course and an externship.

This practicum course is open to LL.M. students, space permitting. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission.

This course is suitable for evening students; project work does not need to be completed during business hours.

This is a four credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and two credits will be awarded for approximately 10 hours of supervised project work per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks. Both the seminar portion and the project work will be graded.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and project components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and project components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information

Professor Tashea is the founder and director at Justice Codes, a partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Prof. Tashea started his career in international rule of law development. During law school, this work took him to the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Yerevan, Armenia and the United Nation’s Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. After graduating, Prof. Tashea received a Fulbright grant to study juvenile justice reform in the Republic of Kosovo and lecture at the American University of Kosovo. There he created and led courses on juvenile diversion for local prosecutors, judges, and government officials. Upon returning to the U.S., Prof. Tashea directed a juvenile justice policy program in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a lobbyist on state criminal justice issues in Annapolis, the capital. It was at this time, Prof. Tashea began experimenting with the role of technology in criminal justice reform, which included the design and launch of a web app to help people expunge their criminal record in Maryland. Since then, he has been the director of Justice Codes, an organization that helps understand the use and impact of technology and data on the criminal justice system. During that time he has developed online tools for the Bronx Defenders and the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission. He has also worked for the University of Michigan School of Law and University of Virginia on testing and implementing new technologies. His writings on criminal justice and technology have been in Wired, the American Bar Association Journal,, the Oregon Review of International Law, and the University of Maryland School of Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. He also comments on criminal justice and technology issues as @justicecodes. He has been a member of the Georgetown Law adjunct faculty since 2017.
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