LOS ANGELES – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – The following UCLA School of Law professor is available for interviews regarding the guilty verdict of George Weller, the 89-year-old man whose car tore through a Santa Monica, Calif., farmers market, killing 10 people and injuring 63 others. He was accused of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in the July 2003 incident.
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
(310) 387-4768 – cell phone
Peter Arenella is a nationally recognized criminal law and procedure scholar who teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and seminars on moral agency and criminal law excuse theory. He speaks regularly on criminal law issues to civic groups, attorneys and judges across the country, and he achieved national prominence for his media commentary on several major cases, including the O.J. Simpson trial.
Professor Arenella writes about the relationship between criminal and moral responsibility by exploring competing conceptions of criminal culpability and moral agency at work in immaturity and mental disability defenses (e.g., insanity, diminished capacity, mental retardation).