Good Law | Bad Law #129 - R-E-S-P-E-C-T w/ Judge Victoria Pratt

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Rutgers Law School Professor and retired Judge, Victoria Pratt to discuss Procedural Justice.


Everyone has a unique story; an individual’s background shapes and molds who they are along the way and eventually, who they become. So, why do we ignore those backgrounds and life paths when it comes to sentencing for crimes? In a fascinating conversation, Aaron and Judge Pratt ask this question and address the importance of compassion and understanding in life and in the courtroom, and moreover, how those two concepts are interconnected.


Fairness and respect are two words that sum up Judge Pratt’s idea for America’s justice system. Retired Judge and Rutgers University Law Professor Victoria Pratt joins Aaron today to talk about her idea of Procedural Justice, a concept that would start treating people who have committed a crime as a person rather than a prisoner.


Please enjoy this fantastic conversation with Judge Pratt and be sure to check out her Ted Talk and other media appearances at:


Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Judge Victoria Pratt