• Claudia Angelos
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Claudia Angelos, an authority on prisoners’ rights, teaches lawyering and litigation and directs the Civil Rights Clinic, the Racial Justice Clinic, and the New York Civil Liberties Clinic at NYU Law. Over more than twenty years at the Law School, she and her students have litigated more than 100 civil rights cases in the New York federal courts. She frequently speaks on a range of issues, including legal education, prisoners’ rights, civil rights, ethics, and pretrial and trial practice. She is an honors graduate of Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. A long-time past president of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Angelos now serves as its general counsel and sits on the board and the executive committee of the American Civil Liberties Union. She is also a member of the boards of the Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York and the Society of American Law Teachers. In 2015, she was awarded the national award as the Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Legal Education.
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  • Jennifer Arlen
    Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law;
    Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement;
    Director, Center in Law, Economics and Organization
    Jennifer Arlen is the Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law and founder and director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University School of Law. Arlen has published widely in leading scholarly publications, including the RAND Journal of Economics; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Legal Analysis; the Chicago Law Review; New York University Law Review; University of Pennsylvania Law Review; and the Yale Law Journal. She has had three articles selected as one of the 10 best articles in corporate and securities law of the year. She has edited two books, including the Research Handbook on the Economic Analysis of Torts (2013). She is currently editing the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing. She authored the chapter on torts for The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (2017).

    Arlen is the vice president of the American Law and Economics Association. She served on the first board of directors of ALEA from 1991-93 and again served on the board in 2006-09 and 2016-present. She also is one of the five co-founders and a past president of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies. She currently is on the editorial board of the American Law and Economics Review. A leading scholar on corporate criminal enforcement, Arlen is the associate reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law, Compliance, Risk Management, and Enforcement Project.

    Arlen received her BA in economics from Harvard College (1982, magna cum laude) and her JD (1986, Order of the Coif) and PhD in economics (1992) from New York University. Arlen clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch on the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology, Harvard Law School, and Yale Law School, and was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at USC School of Law before coming to NYU. She teaches Corporations, Business Crime, and the Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices.
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  • Rachel Barkow
    Vice Dean and Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy;
    Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
    Rachel Barkow’s scholarship focuses on applying the lessons and theory of administrative and constitutional law to the administration of criminal justice. She has written more than 20 articles, is a co-author of one of the country’s leading criminal law casebooks, and is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on criminal law and policy. Her book on breaking the cycle of mass incarceration using the lessons of administrative law, Prisoners of Politics, will be published by Harvard University Press in 2019. She received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013 and the Law School’s Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. In June 2013, the Senate confirmed her as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission. She has been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel since 2010. In 2015, she co-founded a clemency resource center that obtained sentencing commutations for 96 people as part of President Obama’s clemency initiative. For her work on clemency with NYU students, she received the NYU Making A Difference Award, given to those who have made a profound and lasting impact for the better on the city, region, nation, or globe. After graduating from Northwestern University (BA ’93), Barkow attended Harvard Law School (’96), where she won the Sears Prize. She served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the DC Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court. Barkow was an associate at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, DC, before joining the NYU Law faculty.
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  • Alina Das
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Alina Das ’05 is a Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law, where she co-teaches and co-directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic. She and her clinic students represent immigrants and community organizations in litigation and advocacy to advance immigrant rights locally and across the country. In addition to her teaching, Das engages in scholarship on deportation and detention issues, particularly at the intersection of immigration and criminal law. Das also serves as faculty director of the NYU Latinx Rights Scholars Program. Prior to joining the Law School, Das was a Soros Justice Fellow and staff attorney with the Immigrant Defense Project, and clerked for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Das graduated magna cum laude with an AB in government from Harvard University, and graduated cum laude from NYU Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar with a joint MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Das is a recipient of the LexisNexis Matthew Bender Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, the NYU Law Podell Distinguished Teaching Award, the NYU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award, and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs Nia Faculty Award.
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  • Harry First
    Charles L. Denison Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program
    Harry First is a specialist in antitrust and business crime. He is the co-author of the casebook Free Enterprise and Economic Organization: Antitrust (7th Ed. 2014) (with John Flynn and Darren Bush), as well as a casebook on regulated industries (with John Flynn). He was twice a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and taught antitrust as an adjunct professor at the University of Tokyo. First’s most recent scholarly work has focused on various aspects of antitrust enforcement and theory, including The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century (with Andrew I. Gavil) (MIT Press, 2014), Exploitative Abuses of Intellectual Property Rights, in The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and High Tech (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017), “Philadelphia National Bank, Globalization, and the Public Interest” (Antitrust Law Journal, 2015), “Your Money and Your Life: The Export of U.S. Antitrust Remedies” in Global Competition Law and Economics (Stanford University Press, 2013), and “Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit” (with Spencer Weber Waller) (Fordham Law Review, 2013). First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and the article “Business Crime and the Public Interest: Lawyers, Legislators, and the Administrative State” (University of California Irvine Law Review, 2012). First is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, foreign antitrust editor of the Antitrust Bulletin, a member of the executive committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the advisory board and a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute.
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  • Barry Friedman
    Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics
    Barry Friedman is one of the country’s leading authorities on constitutional law, policing, criminal procedure, and the federal courts. He is the author of the The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution (2009), and Unwarranted: Policing without Permission (2017). Friedman is the founding director of NYU Law’s Policing Project, and the reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law: Policing. He publishes regularly in the nation’s leading academic journals, in the fields of law, politics, and history; his work also appears frequently in the popular press, including the New York Times, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, and the New Republic. Friedman has served as a litigator or litigation consultant on a variety of matters in the federal and state courts, and has had a long involvement with social change issues. In addition to his conventional courses in Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Criminal Procedure, Friedman teaches seminars in policing, and a new course entitled Judicial Decisionmaking that marries social science about judging with normative and institutional legal questions. He and a set of co-authors from law and the social sciences are writing a course book for the Judicial Decisionmaking course. Friedman is also the author of Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, and talks frequently on the subject. Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
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  • David Garland
    Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law;
    Professor of Sociology
    David Garland, widely considered one of the world’s leading sociologists of crime and punishment, is the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law in the School of Law and also Professor of Sociology in NYU’s Department of Sociology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1977 with a first class honors degree in Law and in 1984 with a Ph.D. in Socio-Legal Studies. In 1978 he earned a masters degree in criminology from the University of Sheffield. Garland, who is noted for his distinctive sociological approach to the study of legal institutions, is the author of a series of award-winning books, including Punishment and Welfare: A History of Penal Strategies (1st edition, 1985; new edition 2018); Punishment and Modern Society: A Study in Social Theory (1990); The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society (2001); and Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (2010). He has been elected to membership of learned societies in both the US and the UK, being a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Garland has been a Davis Fellow at Princeton University’s History Department (1984-85), a J. S. Guggenheim Fellow (2006-07) and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Advanced Study (TBA). He has been awarded doctorates honoris causa by the Free University of Brussels (2009) and Oslo University (2017). In 2012, the American Society of Criminology awarded him the Edwin H. Sutherland Prize for outstanding contributions to theory and research. In the fall of 2014, he was Shimizu Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and from 2013 to 2016, a Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University Law School. His most recent book, The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction, was published in the spring of 2016.
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  • Martin Guggenheim
    Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law
    One of the nation’s foremost experts on children’s rights and family law, Martin Guggenheim ’71 has taught at NYU School of Law, where he now co-directs the Family Defense Clinic, since 1973. From 1998 to 2002, he was director of Clinical and Advocacy Programs. Guggenheim has been an active litigator in the area of children and the law and has argued leading cases on juvenile delinquency and termination of parental rights in the US Supreme Court. He is also a well-known scholar, having published more than 50 articles and book chapters, plus six books, including What’s Wrong with Children’s Rights (2005). His research has focused on adolescent abortion, First Amendment rights in schools, the role of counsel for children in court proceedings, and empirical research on child welfare practice, juvenile justice, and family law. As a student at NYU Law, he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Scholar. Guggenheim is a Founding Organizer of the National Alliance for Parent Representation, American Bar Association. He also is currently serving as an advisor for the American Law Institute’s Restatement on Children and the Law.
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  • Randy Hertz
    Vice Dean;
    Professor of Clinical Law;
    Director, Clinical and Advocacy Programs
    Randy Hertz came to NYU School of Law in 1985 as one of the first to join the new clinical tenure track. A graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was the articles and symposium editor of the Law Review, he clerked for Robert F. Utter, chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court, and later worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he handled criminal trials and appeals. Hertz is an editor-in-chief of NYU Law’s Clinical Law Review, the first scholarly journal to focus on clinical legal education and one of the few peer-edited law reviews in the country. Hertz is the co-author of a two-volume book on habeas corpus that is regularly used by practicing lawyers and routinely cited by judges. He is a co-author with University Professor Anthony Amsterdam of a trial manual for criminal defense lawyers, and, with Professor Amsterdam and Law School Professor Martin Guggenheim, of a trial manual for defense lawyers in juvenile delinquency cases. Hertz teaches the Juvenile Defender Clinic, Criminal Law, and Criminal Litigation.
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  • James Jacobs
    Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts;
    Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice
    James Jacobs holds a JD (1973) and a PhD in sociology (1975) from the University of Chicago. He teaches first-year criminal law and criminal procedure: prosecution & adjudication as well as, from time to time, federal criminal law and juvenile justice. Each year he teaches at least one specialized seminar on such topics as vice crime, cyber crime, asset forfeiture & money laundering and (this year) gun control. Jacobs has published 16 books and more than 100 articles. His first book, Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society (1977), regarded as a penological classic, deals with the impact of gangs, public employee unionism, prisoners’ rights litigation, and other post–World War II phenomena on the social organization of the American prison. Five of his books, including most recently Breaking the Devil’s Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob (2011), document the government’s long-term campaign to eradicate Italian-American organized crime. Among his books on other criminal justice topics are Can Gun Control Work? (2004); Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics (2000); The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity (1996); and Drunk Driving: An American Dilemma (1992). His most recent book, The Eternal Criminal Record (2015), was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship. His book-length case study of NYS’s 2013 omnibus gun control law, the SAFE Act, will be published in 2019.
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  • Holly Maguigan
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Holly Maguigan teaches a criminal defense clinic and another on comparative criminal justice, as well as a seminar on global public-service lawyering and a course on evidence. She is an expert on the criminal trials of battered women. Her research and teaching are interdisciplinary. Of particular importance in her litigation and scholarship are the obstacles to fair trials experienced by people accused of crimes who are not part of the dominant culture. Maguigan is a member of the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s National Advisory Committee on Cultural Considerations in Domestic Violence Cases. She serves on the boards of directors of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, MADRE, and the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice. Maguigan is a past co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers. SALT named her Great Teacher of 2014.
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  • Erin Murphy
    Professor of Law
    Erin Murphy’s research focuses on technology and forensic evidence in the criminal justice system. She is a nationally recognized expert in forensic DNA typing, and her work has been cited multiple times by the Supreme Court. Her book, Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA, was released in October 2015 (Nation Books). Murphy is co-editor of the Modern Scientific Evidence treatise, and serves as the associate reporter for the American Law Institute's project to revise Article 213 of the Model Penal Code. She has translated her scholarly writing for more popular audiences by publishing in Scientific American, the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post, and has offered commentary for numerous media outlets, including NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC Nightly News. A proud recipient of the 2012 Podell Distinguished Teaching Award, Murphy teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, forensic evidence, and professional responsibility in the criminal context, among other courses. She clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
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  • David A.J. Richards
    Edwin D. Webb Professor of Law
    A teacher of criminal law and constitutional law at NYU School of Law, David Richards is the author of 20 books and numerous articles, and has developed influential arguments on decriminalization and toleration as a key constitutional value; the role of history in constitutional interpretation; gay rights; and the distorting impact of patriarchy on interpretation in law and religion. For the past 10 years, Richards has taught an interdisciplinary seminar on resisting injustice with NYU University Professor Carol Gilligan, which led to the publication of their book The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future (2008), and, most recently, Richards’s The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire: Liberal Resistance and the Bloomsbury Group (2013), Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama: “Suddenly,…All the Truth Was Coming Out” (2013), and Why Love Leads to Justice: Love Across the Boundaries (November 2015). A graduate of Harvard College (1966) and Harvard Law School (1971), Richards secured his DPhil in moral philosophy from Oxford University (studying with H. L. A. Hart and G. J. Warnock) in 1970. His doctoral dissertation, A Theory of Reasons for Action, was published by Oxford University Press in 1971.
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  • Stephen Schulhofer
    Robert B. McKay Professor of Law
    Stephen Schulhofer is one of the nation’s most distinguished scholars of criminal justice. He has written more than 50 scholarly articles and seven books, including the leading casebook in the field, and highly regarded, widely cited work on a range of criminal justice and national security topics. His most recent book More Essential Than Ever: The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2012) is a comprehensive review and analysis of Fourth Amendment history, the Supreme Court’s constitutional methodology, current Fourth Amendment doctrine, and a wide range of contemporary problems concerning searches and seizures, electronic surveillance, and the intersection between national security needs and the right to privacy. Schulhofer’s scholarship has been distinguished by his simultaneous engagement with doctrinal analysis, criminal justice policy, and his own original empirical work. He has written on counterterrorism, police interrogation, rape law, administrative searches, drug enforcement, indigent defense, sentencing reform, plea bargaining, battered spouse syndrome, and many other criminal justice matters. His book Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law (Harvard University Press, 2000) was recently described in the New York Times as “one of the most important books on rape law published in the past 20 years.” Schulhofer’s current projects include analyses of national security secrecy, the right to privacy in electronic communications, and an empirical study of the impact of counterterrorism policing on immigrant communities in New York and London. In addition, he currently serves as the reporter for the American Law Institute’s project to revise the sexual offense provisions of the Model Penal Code. Previously, Schulhofer was the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School, and was the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He completed his BA at Princeton University and his JD at Harvard Law School, both summa cum laude. He then clerked for two years for US Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and practiced law for three years before beginning his academic career.
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  • Bryan Stevenson
    Professor of Clinical Law
    A 1985 graduate of Harvard, with both a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a JD from the law school, Bryan Stevenson joined the clinical faculty at NYU School of Law in 1998. Stevenson has been representing capital defendants and death row prisoners in the Deep South since 1985, when he was a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. In 1989, he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit law organization that focuses on social justice and human rights in the context of criminal justice reform in the United States. He is still executive director and has recently challenged extreme sentences imposed on young children in several cases before the US Supreme Court. Stevenson’s work has won him national acclaim, including the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the Olof Palme Prize for international human rights, and awards from the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the National Lawyers Guild. In 2006, NYU presented Stevenson with its Distinguished Teaching Award. He has also received honorary degrees from several universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University Law Center. In 2014, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller Just Mercy, which won the 2015 Carnegie Medal for Best Non-Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the NAACP Image Award for Best Non-Fiction.
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  • Kim Taylor-Thompson
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Kim Taylor-Thompson teaches courses related to criminal law and community and criminal defense. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the impact of race and gender on public policy—particularly criminal and juvenile justice policy—and the need to prepare lawyers to meet the demands of practice in and on behalf of subordinated communities. Taylor-Thompson founded the Criminal Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. In 2013, she received the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. Taylor-Thompson took a leave of absence and served for three years as the chief executive officer of Duke Corporate Education, ranked by Financial Times as the number-one global provider of customized executive education. She consulted to top teams in Fortune 500 companies and governments on issues related to strategy execution and leading in complex environments. Before entering academia, Taylor-Thompson spent a decade at the DC Public Defender Service, ultimately serving as its director. She is a frequent moderator of Socratic dialogues at academic and business conferences. Taylor-Thompson received her JD from Yale Law School and her BA from Brown University.
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  • Anthony Thompson
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Anthony C. Thompson has been in the NYU Law Faculty for over 20 years. He teaches courses related to criminal law and civil litigation, race, and leadership. He is the founding faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at New York University. In addition to his clinical law work, Professor Thompson also teaches a seminar on leadership and the law as well as an undergraduate course on race and criminal law. Thompson is part of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Research Network and has provided executive education to a number of global companies focusing on leadership and strategy execution.Prof. Thompson is the author of “Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities” (2008), Thompson takes an in-depth look at the issues of reentry, race, and politics. In his recently published book “A Perilous Path” Thompson has a candid discussion about race inequality and the law with some of the most brilliant legal minds of our time: Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch and Bryan Stevenson. His forthcoming book, “Dangerous Leaders” (Stanford University Press) explores the role of lawyers as leaders and the type of preparation that lawyers need to lead. Thompson was recognized by El Diario in 2011 with “The EL” award, as one of the “outstanding Latinos in the Tri-State area,” for his community service. Thompson is on the board of several nonprofits and serves on the Governor Cuomo’s Reentry Council. He earned his JD at Harvard Law School and his BS Ed from Northwestern University.
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