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Leigh B. Bienen Papers, 1872, 1935, 1951-2011, Undated, bulk 1971-2011

Leigh B. Bienen
23.2 cubic ft.
The Leigh Bienen Papers include the records of the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project, the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission, and the academic research papers of legal scholar Leigh Bienen. The New Jersey records contain material from New Jersey Public Defender Homicide Study directed by Bienen in the mid-1980s. The collection also includes the records from Bienen’s involvement with the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project headed by Special Master David C. Baldus. Also present is material from Leigh Bienen's tenure on the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission which resulted in the abolition of the death penalty in that state in 2011. Finally the collection contains Leigh Bienen's scholarly research material during her career teaching at both Princeton University and Northwestern University. Her research focused on proportionality review, the death penalty's monetary costs, and the role of prosecutor discretion.
University Archives: ua950.014

University Update Collection, 1999-2006

State University of New York at Albany
1.0 cubic ft.
This collection consists of the University Update publication, as well as its predecessor publications produced by the same office.
National Death Penalty Archive: 1

New Jersey Proportionality Review Project Records, 1908, 1973-1996, Undated

6.8 cubic ft.
Series contains records from Leigh Bienen's participation in the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project led by Special Master David C. Baldus. This includes correspondence, data gathering information, data tables, and multiple case briefs for the major cases involved in the proportionality review including New Jersey v. Robert O. Marshall, New Jersey v. Marko Bey, and New Jersey v. John Martini.