ARTICLE ON PRETRIAL RELEASE BY W. DAVID BALL

W. David Ball

Santa Clara Law Professor David Ball has a forthcoming NYU Law Review article on the topic of preventive detention of arrestees and whether pretrial decisions can truly be made in a vacuum, or are influenced by unconscious psychological bias. “The human tendency to desire certainty and simplicity may help explain why our default seems to be to keep someone locked up, ‘just in case’—and why this desire is resistant to information and argument,” writes Ball. Read the abstract here.

LISA KLOPPENBERG NAMED SCU PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Lisa Kloppenberg, who served as dean of Santa Clara University School of Law and has been interim University provost since June 2019, was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the 169-year-old institution. Kloppenberg, who was previously dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, assumed the new post March 1. As the chief academic officer in the University, the provost has executive responsibilities for overseeing all undergraduate and graduate educational programs and academic support functions. Read more.