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Reneé Zirpolo Merges, JD

Assistant Professor, The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences


  • MS, Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany, 2012
  • JD, Albany Law School, 1983
  • BS, Pre-Law, Marywood College, Scranton, PA, 1980

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Evidence and Court Procedure

Academic Research/Interests

Community Prosecution, Alternative Courts, Immigrants and the Criminal Justice System

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, Evidence

Best Part of Being at SVC

The students' enthusiasm and thirst to learn.

  • Highlights

    March 2015 - Participated in the Vermont Women in Higher Education Conference in Killington, Vt. Along with Assistant Professor Sarah Knapp, Renee gave a talk entitled: "Mentoring Millennial: Preparing (and preparing for) a New Generation."

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