Margaret R. Moreland is the author of Prisoners' Rights: A Legal Research Guide (forthcoming), part of the Legal Research Guide Series published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.  She is a Lawyer/Libriarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School.  She is also a regular columnist for Correctional Health Care Report, Offender Programs Report, and Domestic Violence Report, and contributed "App. 1: Legal Issues," and "App. 2: Alternatives to Incarceraton for Drug Offenders," to Treating Addicted Offenders: A Continuum of Effective Practices (2007).  As a Lawyer/Librarian at Pace Law Library, she has specialized in prisoners' rights law and all aspects of health law.


Professor Michael B. Mushlin is the author of Rights of Prisoners (4th ed. 2009), a four volume West treatise, as well as of numerous law review articles on prisoners’ rights.  He is Vice Chair of the Correctional Association of New York and a member of the American Bar AssociationTask Force on the Legal Status of Prisoners, in which he serves as co-chair (with Michele Deitch) of the Subcommittee on Implementation of the ABA Resolution on Prison Oversight. He was also elected to the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar, and was elected and currently serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee.

Professor Mushlin was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York to the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure.  He is a former Chair of the Committee on Corrections of the New York City Bar, and former Chair of the Board of the Correctional Association and the Osborne Association. He is also on the Editorial Board of Correctional Law Reporter. In addition, Professor Mushlin has served on the boards of Children’s Rights Inc. and Pace Law School’s John Jay Legal Services Inc. He has spoken widely on a variety of topics and was honored by a Resolution of the Texas House of Representatives for his work together with Prof. Michele Deitch in organizing a national conference that focused on the oversight of U.S. prisons and jails. The resolution commended him and Prof. Deitch for stimulating dialogue and debate that would “lead to significant reforms within the U.S. criminal justice system.”

Professor Mushlin currently teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Prisoners’ Rights at Pace Law School. He was the Charles A. Frueauff Research Professor of Law during the 1991-1992 academic year, and held the James D. Hopkins Chair in Law during the 2005-2007 academic years. He received his J.D. cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and subsequently practiced public interest and civil rights law for 15 years as staff attorney with Harlem Assertion of Rights, Inc., as staff attorney and Project Director of the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society, and as Associate Director of the Children’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Sara Mayeux, a graduate of Stanford Law School and U.S. history teaching fellow and Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, has been the author of Prison Law Blog since 2010.  She discontinued that blog in order to take up a judicial clerkship but still may post here on occasion.

Lucie Olejnikova is the Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Pace Law Library.  She is originally from Prague, the Czech Republic, and came to the United States to study criminal justice.  She has worked with the Pace Law School Post-Conviction Project and prepared research guides on "Criminal Law Statutes: Federal and State" and "Criminal Justice Information and Assistance for Victims, Juveniles, the Incarcerated, and the Accused."  Because of her interest in international law, she is also responsible for the research guide on "International Criminal Law."
Jennifer Allison is the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian at the Pepperdine Law Library in Malibu, CA.  She earned her B.A. (English/German) from Pacific Lutheran University in 1994, her J.D. from Pepperdine in 2007, and her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University in 2010.  She received a Fulbright grant to teach English at a German high school in 1995-96.  As a law student, she studied for a semester at the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg in Germany in 2006. 

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