Michael Rich speaks at Penn Law symposium
Elon Law's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar took part in a May 12-13, 2016, program focused on the way technology is changing the administration of justice.
Elon Law Associate Professor Michael L. Rich took part this month in a symposium focused on technology and criminal justice reform hosted by the Quattrone Center at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Rich spoke on the impact that algorithmic decision-making will have on traditional legal standards in criminal law, like probable cause and reasonable suspicion.
The symposium focused on questions such as how technology is changing the administration of justice, areas of excitement and concern among scholars, and what criminal justice can learn from other systems about deploying technology in ways that might help prevent errors.
Rich’s areas of research and teaching include the philosophical boundaries of criminal law, civil and criminal white-collar litigation, police investigatory methods, and government fraud.
Before joining academia, Rich practiced at the Cincinnati law firm of Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP, where he worked mainly on government fraud litigation under the civil False Claims Act, civil rights litigation, and white-collar criminal cases. He began his legal career at the New York City law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where his practice focused on the litigation of claims under the First Amendment seeking access to public property and public accommodations.