Deborah Denno


speaker Deborah Denno

The Supreme Court has recognized that neuroscience evidence is very important in a jury's determination of someone's punishment.

Professor Deborah Denno is the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, torts, and various seminars.  Prior to joining the Fordham Law faculty in 1991, she clerked for Anthony J. Scirica, now Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett.  She was a member of the United States Sentencing Commission's Drugs/Violence Task Force, and has visited on the faculties of Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt Law School.  Professor Denno has published on a broad range of topics relating to criminal law, criminal procedure, social sciences and the law, and the death penalty.  She also initiated cutting-edge examinations of criminal law defenses pertaining to insanity, rape law, gender differences, biological and genetic links to crime, drug offenses, among others.