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AALS CJS Names Gouldin’s “Defining Flight Risk” First Runner-Up in Junior Scholars Competition

Posted on Thursday 11/2/2017
Lauryn Gouldin

Associate Professor of Law Lauryn Gouldin’s paper “Defining Flight Risk” has been chosen as the first runner-up in the 2017 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Criminal Justice Section (CJS) Junior Scholars Competition.  

“Defining Flight Risk” is forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review 85. In the article, Gouldin presents a taxonomy of pretrial appearance risks that distinguishes true flight risk from other forms of local nonappearance risk.

 Writes Gouldin, “Pretrial reform efforts must address a fundamental definitional problem: the collapsing of very different types of behavior that result in failures to appear in court into a single, undifferentiated category of nonappearance risk.”

The AALS CJS promotes the development of the scholarly, pedagogic, and public service efforts of section members. The section will honor Gouldin at a luncheon during the 112th AALS Annual Meeting (“Access to Justice”), Jan. 3-6, 2018, in San Diego, CA.