Professor Bennett Capers joined Fordham Law School from Brooklyn Law School, and teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. His articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, among others.
Prior to teaching, Professor Capers spent nearly ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He clerked for the Hon. John S. Martin, Jr. of the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Director of Research for the Uniform Laws Commission, a Senior Technology Fellow at the NYU Policing Project, and has served as Chair of the AALS Criminal Justice Section and Chair of the AALS Law and Humanities Section. Governor Cuomo has twice appointed him to serve on judicial screening committees, first the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the New York Court of Claims, and then the New York Judicial Screening Committee for the Second Department. In 2013, he served as Chairperson of the AALS 2013 Conference on Criminal Justice. That same year, Judge Scheindlin appointed him to Chair the Academic Advisory Council to assist in implementing the remedial order in the stop-and-frisk class action Floyd v. City of New York. He has also served for several years as a Commissioner on the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board.