UGA experts available to offer commentary on the Casey Anthony trial and verdict


Authored on July 7, 2011-8:48 by crice

The following faculty experts from the University of Georgia are available to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Casey Anthony trial and verdict. Their contact information is included for your convenience. Please feel free to contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or news@uga.edu should you need additional assistance.

Ronald L. Carlson
Fuller E. Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus
University of Georgia School of Law
Email: leecar@uga.edu
Phone: 715/376-4531 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carlson can offer commentary on the Casey Anthony case in general, as well as on the following topics:
The "CSI effect" and how this could have impacted the jurors' willingness to convict
Lessons from the case: asking for the death penalty may have been too much with no eye witness and no confession
Reactions by the defendant and her parents after the verdict was delivered
What now? Is there still the possibility that Casey will have to serve some jail time?

A member of the Georgia Law faculty since 1984, Carlson specializes in the areas of evidence, trial practice and criminal procedure. He has written numerous books and articles in prominent law reviews on these topics and also has litigated numerous trial and appellate cases, including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Additional information on Carlson is available at www.law.uga.edu/profile/ronald-l-carlson.

Barry Hollander
Associate Professor of Journalism
University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Phone: 706/201-5799 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hollander can offer commentary on the Casey Anthony case and how the media can sway
public opinion in such high-profile cases. Hollander studies the political effects of new media and has published extensively on the ways people use talk radio, the Internet and the mainstream press. He worked as a journalist at daily newspapers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida, earning awards for spot news coverage and investigative reporting.

His popular blog, What People Know, is a discussion of social and political knowledge, how people learn (or don't learn), the role of media and why it all matters. Read it at www.whatpeopleknow.blogspot.com/

Additional information on Hollander is available at www.journalism.uga.edu/hollander.