Rebecca Wexler works on data, technology, and criminal justice. Her current scholarship focuses on trade secrets in new data-driven criminal justice technologies. While at Data & Society, she worked for The Legal Aid Society defending criminal cases that involved computer-derived evidence, including Stingray surveillance, cell site location tracking, probabilistic DNA analysis software programs, and the Shotspotter audio surveillance system. She also initiated partnerships between Legal Aid, GovLab, and the Vera Institute of Justice to analyze Legal Aid’s internal data, representing 230,000 criminal cases per year. Before law school, Rebecca worked as a documentary filmmaker. She holds a JD from Yale Law School, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and a BA from Harvard College. She is a member of the New York bar and a law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
SlateD&S lawyer-in-residence Rebecca Wexler analyzes the unreliability of video authenticating in Slate. When forensic scientists refuse to reveal details about how their experimental methods work, they erode trust in the ideal... Read on SlateFebruary 2017