Earlier this month, Professors Todd Fernow '83 and Timothy Everett '84 presented a training seminar on the Fourth Amendment and suppression of evidence and statements to a group of Connecticut public defenders and members of the criminal defense bar in Connecticut. The seminar, arranged by Connecticut public defender Tejas Bhatt '03, was part of a ongoing series of seminars presented by the Office of the Public Defender on developing areas of law.
Everett and Fernow began their talk by walking the attendees through the seminal cases in federal and state jurisprudence and illustrating for attendees all the steps need to be taken in order to recognize intrusions on individual liberties and the methods by which to challenge evidence seized illegally as a result of such activities.
Professor Todd Fernow '83 has served as the director of UConn Law’s Criminal Clinic since 1991. For the past 30 years, he and his Criminal Clinic colleagues have supervised clinic students in hundreds of criminal trial level and post conviction cases in various Connecticut courts. A widely recognized expert in criminal law, Professor Fernow is frequently interviewed by the print and electronic media regarding his opinions on various criminal matters and trials, particularly Connecticut-based trials. He also regularly participates in panel and forum discussions on a range of criminal law topics.
Professor Timothy Everett '84 teaches in the Trial and Appellate Divisions of the Criminal Clinic at UConn Law, where he has been a member of the clinical staff since 1987. A tireless advocate for the rights of prisoners, Professor Everett has served, since 1998, on the board of directors of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a criminal justice organization whose work includes operating re-entry programs for prisoners, detention and residential facilities for juveniles, and pretrial alternative incarceration programs for adults.