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Bridgette Baldwin

Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Marquette University, J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Ph.D., Northeastern University
Courses Taught: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Criminal Procedure Investigation, Critical Race Theory, Cyber Crime Digital Evidence, Evidence, International Criminal Justice
Office: L 316

Upon graduation from law school, Professor Baldwin worked as a Staff Attorney for the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. She later became a Staff Attorney for the Bronx Defenders in the Bronx, NY. Professor Baldwin has also worked as an in-house Counsel for a major insurance company and with the law firm of James P. Nunemaker & Associates. In 2001, she became a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She earned her Ph.D. from Northeastern University Law, Policy, and Society program in 2010. Her dissertation was entitled "Wisconsin Works? Race, Gender and Accountability in the Workfare Era." Professor Baldwin's areas of interest include criminal law and procedure, international criminal justice, evidence, critical race theory, and welfare law. Her scholarly work has examined the intersection of the Ninth Amendment and social movements, as well as, the convergence of race, class and gender on welfare reform legislation.

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Book Chapters

Bridgette Baldwin, "Make America Great Again?": Dog Whistle Politics, Policing, and the Myth of a Post-Racial America, in RULE OF LAW: STRATEGIES, EXPERIENCES, AND INTERPRETATIONS (Barbara Faedda ed., Ronzani Editore, forthcoming 2021).

Bridgette Baldwin, In the Shadow of the Gun: The Black Panther Party, The Ninth Amendment and Discourses of Self-Defense, in IN SEARCH OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT (Jama Lazerow & Yohuru Williams eds., 2006). SSRN Cited by

Journal Articles

Bridgette Baldwin, Black, White, and Blue: Bias, Profiling, and Policing in the Age of Black Lives Matter, 40 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 431 (2018). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Bridgette Baldwin, Symposium: Backsliding: The United States Supreme Court, Shelby County v. Holder and the Dismantling of Voting Rights Act of 1965, 17 BERKELEY J. AFR.-AM. L. & POL'Y 251, & 7 J. OF RACE, GENDER, AND ETHNICITY 251 (2015) (invited symposium submission). SSRN Digital Commons

Bridgette Baldwin, Symposium: Radical Nemesis: Re-Envisioning Ivan Illich's Theories on Social Institutions: Shadow Works and Shadow Markets: How Privatization of Welfare Services Produces an Alternative Market, 34 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 445 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Bridgette Baldwin, Stratification of the Welfare Poor: Intersections of Gender, Race & "Worthiness" in Poverty Discourse and Policy, 6 THE MODERN AM. 4 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Bridgette Baldwin, Symposium: Defining Race: Colorblind Diversity: The Changing Significance of "Race" in the Post-Bakke Era, 72 ALB. L. REV. 863 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Bridgette Baldwin, In Supreme Judgment of the Poor: The Role of the United States Supreme Court in Welfare Law and Policy, 23 WIS. WOMEN'S L.J. 1 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Shorter Writings

Bridgette Baldwin, You Make Me Sick: The Legality of COVID-19 Liability Waivers, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Sept. 1, 2020, at 1.

Bridgette Baldwin, Justice 44 Years in the Making: The Albert Woodfox Story, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Jan. 1, 2020, at 5.

Bridgette Baldwin, Normalization of Racial Violence in the Era of Trump, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Oct. 1, 2019, at 23.

Bridgette Baldwin, Federal Crime Reform Bill: A First Step in the Right Direction, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Mar. 1, 2019, at 23.

Bridgette Baldwin, Big Brother is Still Watching: Is Searching Our Cellphones Legal?, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Aug. 1, 2018, at 23.

Bridgette Baldwin, Pledging Allegiance to the Cloth: The Constitutional Right to #takeaknee, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Nov. 1, 2017, at 23.

Bridgette Baldwin, Pass The Dutchie: Legalization Of Marijuana Can Still Lead To Criminal Penalties, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Oct. 1, 2017, at 23.

Bridgette Baldwin, Guilty and Innocent at the Same Time: The Abatement Loophole, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, June 1, 2017, at 23.