Prof. Leslie Garfield on the proposed “Caylee’s Law”

Pace Law School criminal law Professor Leslie Garfield is available to speak to the media about proposals in several states to create a law in honor of Caylee Anthony, which would make it a felony for a parent not to report the death or disappearance of his or her child in a certain period of time.

Prof. Garfield, a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, has followed the Casey Anthony trial closely, and has been widely quoted in the media. She has taught criminal law for more than two decades, and has written and lectured on criminal law and criminal procedure.

Prof. Garfield on Caylee’s Law:

“Caylee’s Law is a legislative reaction to the public’s frustration with the Casey Anthony verdict. Legislators in our country have a history of proposing laws that are reactionary to public outcry following perceived injustice to children. Megan’s Law, which created a registry of sex offenders, is a perfect example of this.

But I question the value of Caylee’s Law and whether it would have any deterrent effect. The reality is that the only people who don’t report their children missing right away are those who don’t want them found. Thus, Caylee’s Law seems narrowly tailored to the Casey Anthonys of the world.”


Lauren Rubenstein
Manager, Media Relations
Pace Law School
(914) 422-4389
Cell (914) 329-8680

Prof. Leslie Garfield
Cell (914) 548-2167

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