Mary Margaret Giannini

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Title/Position

Interrim Dean/Professor of Law

Department

Administration
Faculty

E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 680-7758

Room

380

Building

Baypine

Background

  • Visiting Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN 2006-2008
  • Career Clerk to Judge Stephanie K. Seymour, 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Tulsa, OK, 2002-2006

Expertise

  • Victims' Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Federal Courts

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, 2002
  • M.L.S., University at Albany, 1993
  • M.A., hons., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1992

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Victims' Rights
  • Federal Courts

Publications

Law Review Articles

Work in progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward: What Progress Since the Passage of the Federal Crime Victims' Rights Act?

Work in progress: The Politics and Process of Pardon: Do Victim Voices Have a Place?

Continuous Contamination: How Traditional Criminal Restitution Principles and Section 2259 Undermine Cleaning Up the Toxic Waste of Child Pornography Possession, 40 New England Journal on Crim. and Civil Confinement 21 (2014)

Slow Acid Drips and Evidentiary Nightmares: Smoothing Out the Rough Justice of Child Pornography Restitution with a Presumed Damages Theory, 49 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1273 (2012)

Redeeming an Empty Promise: Procedural Justice, The Crime Victims' Rights Act, and the Victim's Right to be Reasonably Protected from the Accused, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 47 (2010)

Equal Rights for Equal Rites?: Victim Allocution, Defendant Allocution and the Crime Victims' Rights Act, 26 Yale L. & Poly. Rev. 431 (2008)

Note, The Swinging Pendulum of Victims Rights: The Enforceability of Indiana's Victims' Rights Laws, 34 Ind. L. Rev. 1157 (2001)

Presentations

Presenter: The Politics and Process of Pardon: Managing the Intersection Between Executive Discretion and Victims' Rights, Fourth Annual Layola U. of Chicago School of Law Constitutional Colloquium, Chicago OH 2014

Featured speaker: Long-term Impact of Trauma on Victims of Crime, National Crime Victims' Rights Week Annual Seminar, Mayor's Crime Victim Advisory Assitance Council, Jacksonville, FL (April 20123)

Panelist: The Politics and Process of Pardon: Do Victim Voices Have a Place?, Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, Albany, NY (February 2013)

Panelist/Moderator: Financial Compensation for Victims of Child Pornography, 14th International Symposium, World Society of Victimology, The Hauge, The Netherlands (May 2012)

Presenter: A, B, C's of Representing Victims of Crime, National Crime Victims' Law Institute, Jacksonville, FL (April 2012)

Roundtable presenter: Criminal Restitution: An Inappropriate Application of Joint and Several Liability in Child Pornography Possession Cases, Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, Albany, NY (February 2012)

Panelist: Understanding Victims' Rights, Mayor's Victims Assistance Advisory Council, Fall Forum (September 2011)

Presenter: Slow Acid Drips, Evidentiary Nightmares: Smoothing Out the Rough Justice of Child Pornography Restitution with a Presumed Damages Theory, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, New Scholars Program, Hilton Head, SC (July 2011)

Presenter: Redeeming an Empty Promise: Procedural Justice, the Crime Victims' Right to be Reasonably Protected from the Accused, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Annual Conference, Due Process for Victims: Meaningful Rights in Every Case, Portland, OR (June 2010)

Co-presenter: Beyond the Black Letter: Promoting the Learning Process Through Continual Assessment in the First-Year Curriculum, Institute for Law Teaching & Learning, Summer Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS (June 2010)

Invited guest lecturer: Searching for Reasonableness: Procedural Justice and the Victim's Right to be Reasonably Protected from the Accused, Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Honorary Lecture, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK (April 2009)

Presentation/Panelist: In Search of a Theory for Victim Allocution Sentencing Rights Under the Crime Victims' Rights Act, The Second Big Ten Aspiring Scholars' Conference, Bloomington, IN (August 2007)

Presentation/Panelist: The Crime Victims' Rights Act: Can the Criminal Justice System Respond Holistically to Crime Victims?, 6th Annual Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Social Justice Retreat, Indianapolis, IN (February 2007)

Featured Speaker: United States Supreme Court Fall 2013 Case Overview, Constitution Day Luncheon, Jacksonville Florida Bar Association (Fall 2013)