Professor Susan Bandes, a scholar who is widely recognized for her work in criminal procedure and federal jurisdiction as well as for her groundbreaking work in the field of law and emotions, is DePaul’s inaugural Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law.
Professor Bandes’ interdisciplinary work encompasses sociology, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and political science. Her scholarship in the field of emotion and the law includes The Passions of Law, published by New York University Press in 1999, “Victims, ‘Closure,’ and the Sociology of Emotion” published by Law and Contemporary Problems in 2009, and “Emotion and the Law” published in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science in 2012.
Her concern for justice motivates her research. “Emotion is deeply implicated in the law,” Professor Bandes observes. “As we learn more about how emotion affects behavior and influences decisions, we can use this knowledge to make our legal institutions more effective and more just.”
Professor Bandes describes DePaul as a place that nurtures and encourages both the spirit of inquiry and a commitment to social justice.
For more information about the College of Law Centennial, please visit law.depaul.edu/100.