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President Barack Obama has nominated Rachel Barkow, a professor at New York University School of Law, to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The U.S. Senate must confirm her nomination to a term that would run through October 2017.
Barkow, who has been at NYU Law since 2002, is the Segal Family professor of regulatory law and policy as well as faculty director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. Her teaching and research focuses on criminal and administrative law. In particular, Barkow has written several articles on sentencing policies and models for designing agencies to oversee criminal punishment.
Barkow is a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office conviction integrity policy advisory panel. She testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 2009 and has presented at numerous conferences on sentencing policy.