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Release Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:07 PM
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Howard University Legal Expert Available to Discuss 'Loud-Music' Trial Verdict


Washington, DC (Tuesday, February 18, 2014) – The jury in the murder trial of Michael Dunn recently rendered a verdict. Howard University has a legal expert who is available to comment on the ‘loud-music’ trial verdict.

Expert BIO:
Lenese Herbert is a professor of law at Howard University School of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, and Social Media and the Law. Professor Herbert’s work is published in a number of prestigious law reviews and journals including Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Illinois Law Review, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Seattle University Law Review, and the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Magazine. Additionally, Professor Herbert co-authors Constitutional Criminal Procedure, a problem-based casebook adopted in a number of law schools across the U.S.  Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Herbert practiced extensively as an Assistant U.S. Attorney before Article III federal and District of Columbia courts on the trial and appellate levels while serving the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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