Daniel Medwed University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.6590 Expertise criminal justice, criminal law, wrongful convictions Daniel S. Medwed in the Press Dumped in cellar hole 50 years ago, badly burned body has never been identified “DNA technology didn’t emerge until the 1980s, which some people call a form of ‘genetic fingerprinting,’ so that is the big game changer when it comes to posthumous identification these days,” said Daniel Medwed, a professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University. Cold Case Files: A new series in The Boston Globe So-called cold cases that are decades old are exceedingly difficult to solve for a range of reasons, said Daniel Medwed, a law and criminal justice professor at Northeastern University. PBS Supreme Court decision limits how prisoners can challenge their convictions Daniel Medwed is a professor at Northeastern University School of Law and the author of “Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison.” Daily Mail Patriots cornerback Jack Jones ‘could face more than 30 years in prison if convicted and sentenced consecutively’ on weapons charges Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University told the Globe, ‘Unless there are some unusual circumstances that the defendant could claim, e.g. someone else packed his bag, I think most defense attorneys would try to pursue a plea bargain to resolve this case quickly, and for a punishment far short of the maximum sentence.’ WGBH Harvard grad student planning to sue the MBTA must prove negligence first, legal analyst says Northeastern University law professor and GBH legal analyst Daniel Medwed joined GBH’s Morning Edition co-hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel to discuss the case, and the laws that govern personal injury lawsuits against the transit agency. WGBH Corporate manslaughter and worker’s comp: What’s at stake after Newburyport chemical plant worker’s death Northeastern University law professor and GBH legal analyst Daniel Medwed joined GBH’s Morning Edition co-host Paris Alston to discuss the laws involved. This transcript has been lightly edited. WGBH Why estate planning isn’t only for the wealthy This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is hearing several interesting oral arguments in cases that relate to estate planning. GBH legal analyst and Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed joined GBH’s Morning Edition to discuss. This transcript has been edited lightly. ‘A trap for the unwary’: The power and paradox of parole boards This is how people seeking parole often describe the experience. Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University, describes parole hearings as “a trap for the unwary,” where those who are mentally unprepared for the emotional complexities of the process can find themselves at a grave disadvantage. Experts say Trump prosecution far from sure thing Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University and a former Legal Aid Society appellate attorney in New York City, said that in the past 15 years, there have been more than two dozen prosecutions of that kind in the judicial jurisdiction that covers Manhattan and the Bronx. Portland Press Herald Access denied: Authorities refuse to release records for Maine school shooter hoax calls Daniel Medwed, a professor at Northeastern University’s law school and School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, called the responses “(par) for the law enforcement course.” Daniel S. Medwed for Northeastern Global News How can Alec Baldwin still be facing charges for movie set shooting? Northeastern law experts explain How can Alec Baldwin still be facing charges for movie set shooting? Northeastern law experts explain A grand jury in New Mexico is deciding whether to charge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter, two years after the incident. Why wasn’t Donald Trump handcuffed? Did he get a mugshot? Why wasn’t Donald Trump handcuffed? Did he get a mugshot? Trump was not placed in handcuffs and his picture was not taken, meaning he received special treatment. Experts explain the deviation. Police weren’t indicted for the killing of Breonna Taylor. What happened? Police weren’t indicted for the killing of Breonna Taylor. What happened? A grand jury didn’t indict any police officers in connection with the killing of the 26-year-old medical worker in her apartment, and charged one former detective with wanton endangerment—an outcome that’s likely as much the result of the evidence that prosecutors from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office chose to present as what they didn’t, says Daniel Medwed, university distinguished professor of law and criminal justice. Attorney General William Barr says the Mueller report cleared Donald Trump of obstructing justice. Does it? Attorney General William Barr says the Mueller report cleared Donald Trump of obstructing justice. Does it? Attorney General William P. Barr characterized the report by Special Counsel Robert F. Mueller released Thursday as much more favorable toward President Donald J. Trump than the actual report appears to be, according to Northeastern law and political science professors. The gulf between Barr’s assessment of the report and the findings of the report could erode the trust Americans have in the rule of law, they said. Here’s why two Northeastern law professors believe a new jury should decide the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Here’s why two Northeastern law professors believe a new jury should decide the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Northeastern law professors Michael Meltsner and Daniel Medwed are among eight Boston-area lawyers who say that a new jury outside of the city should decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death in 2015 for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. They recently signed onto an amicus brief submitted on the behalf of Tsarnaev. How Kim Kardashian, the Koch brothers, and Jared Kushner moved the needle on criminal justice reform How Kim Kardashian, the Koch brothers, and Jared Kushner moved the needle on criminal justice reform The First Step Act shows a bipartisan awakening about the need to decriminalize and decarcerate, says Northeastern criminal law scholar Daniel Medwed. The sweeping criminal justice reform bill, which garnered bipartisan support in both the Senate and House this week, is on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. ‘Serial’ case, which gained global attention, back in court ‘Serial’ case, which gained global attention, back in court On Thursday, Maryland’s highest court will hear arguments in a murder case that was profiled on the hit podcast “Serial.” Recounts almost never lead to election reversals. Here’s why they matter. Recounts almost never lead to election reversals. Here’s why they matter. Electoral recounts were pursued in Florida and Georgia, with little chance of changing the outcome in the short term. Of far greater importance is the long-term health of American elections overall, says Northeastern law professor Daniel Medwed. Two faculty members appointed University Distinguished Professor Two faculty members appointed University Distinguished Professor Northeastern has appointed Laura Lewis and Daniel Medwed to the rank of University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor the university can bestow upon a faculty member. Lewis is an internationally recognized expert in magnetic materials, while Medwed is a renowned scholar in criminal law and wrongful convictions. George Papadopoulos’ cooperation likely just the first of many dominoes to fall George Papadopoulos’ cooperation likely just the first of many dominoes to fall In the aftermath of Monday's charges against three former Donald Trump aides, the attention shifted to what very well might be a “squeeze play” by federal prosecutors, said Northeastern law professor Daniel Medwed. In other words, “the question is, ‘What will come falling once you start negotiating with the people you’ve charged?’” he said.