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Curriculum Vitae


The University of Chicago Law School
 J.D. cum laude, June 1991

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. in General Engineering, May 1988


Yale Law School
Professor of Law, January 2007
Visiting Professor, September 2005
Course:  Advanced Criminal Procedure

University of Chicago Law School
Max Pam Professor of Law, July 2004 to 12/31/2006
Professor of Law, May 1999 to 2004
Director, Center for Studies in Criminal Justice, July 2000 to present
Assistant Professor of Law, July 1994 to May 1999
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, July 1993 to July 1994

Courses and seminars taught:  Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Law of Lawyering,,
Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Remedies, Issues in Poverty and the Law, Juvenile Justice (seminar),
Crime and Punishment (seminar), Ethnography and Law (seminar), and The Criminal Justice System (seminar)

American Bar Foundation
Senior Research Fellow, June 2005 to present
Research Fellow, June 1999 to 2005
Joint appointment with the Foundation and the University of Chicago

Columbia University Law School
Henry and Lucy Moses Visiting Professor, January 2003 to May 2003
Courses and seminars taught:  Criminal Law and Criminology (seminar)

University of Michigan Law School
Visiting Professor of Law, January 1998 to May 1998
Courses taught: Issues in Poverty (seminar) and the Law and the Law of Lawyering

Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice
Trial Attorney, Attorney General’s Honor Program, November 1992 to August 1993

Judge Harlington Wood, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Judicial Law Clerk, September 1991 to September 1992


The University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
University of Chicago
 Faculty Affiliate, 1997 to present

Committee on Law and Justice, National Research Council Standing Committee
The National Academies
Committee Member, 2004 to present

Committee to Review Research on Police Policy and Practices, National Research Council
National Academy of Sciences, Committee Member
National Research Council. (2004). Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing:  The Evidence.  Committee to Review Research On Police Policy and Practices. Wesley Skogan and Kathleen Frydl, editors. Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C:  The National Academies Press.

Joint Center for Poverty Research
Northwestern University/University of Chicago
Executive Committee Member, 1999-2002


Chicago Gun Project (with Jeffrey Fagan and Andrew Papachristos)
January 2006 to present

Law, Legitimacy, and the Construction of Justice:  Majority and minority community perspectives on the law and legal authorities (with Jeffrey Fagan, Tom Tyler, and Christopher Winship)
Russell Sage Foundation
January 2001 to present

Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago (with Jeffrey Fagan)
Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
September 2003 to present

Institutional integration between the church and the police in Chicago’s disadvantaged neighborhoods (principal investigator)
John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
May 1998 to 2005



Urgent Times:  Policing and Rights in Inner City Communities (Boston:  Beacon Press, 1999) (with Dan Kahan)

Criminal Law and Its Administration (Foundation Press, forthcoming) (with Dan Kahan and Neal Katyal)

Book Chapters and Sections

“Race and Crime (including Ethnicity)” in The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (Elsevier, 2001)

“Communities, Conflicts and Social Capital” in Moving Out:  What Should Be Done for those Who Have Been Left Behind by Owen Fiss (Princeton University Press, 2003)

“Simple Solutions?: The Complexity of Public Attitudes Relevant to Drug Law Enforcement Policy” in Crime Control and Social Justice: The Delicate Balance, Darnell F. Hawkins, Samuel Myers Jr., and Randolph Stone, eds. (Greenwood, 2003)

“Third Party Policing: A Critic” in Prospects and Problems in an Era of Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives, David Weisburd and Anthony Braga, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

“The Progressive Past” in Constitution in 2020, Jack Balkin and Reva Siegel, eds. (forthcoming)


“Exploring Departures Based on the Victim's Wrongful Conduct through U.S. v. Koon”
 7 Federal Sentencing Reporter 201 (1995)

“Rewards for Good Behavior:  Influencing Prosecutorial Discretion and Conduct with Financial Incentives”
64 Fordham Law Review 851 (1995)

“Charting Race and Class Differences in Attitudes Toward Drug Legalization and Law Enforcement:  Lessons for Federal Criminal Law”
1 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 137 (1997)

“It’s a Question of Connections”
31 Valparaiso Law Review 579 (1997)

“Social Organization and Drug Law Enforcement”
¬35 American Criminal Law Review 191 (1998)

“Place and Crime”
73 Chicago-Kent Law Review 669 (1998)

“The Increasing Significance of Genes:  Reproducing Race” (book review)
92 Northwestern Law Review 1046 (1998)

“The Coming Crisis of Criminal Procedure” (with Dan Kahan)
86 Georgetown Law Journal 1153 (1998)

“Terry and the Relevance of Politics”
72 St. John’s Law Review 101 (1998)

“The Wages of Antiquated Procedural Thinking:  A Critique of Chicago v. Morales” (with Dan Kahan)
1998 University of Chicago Legal Forum 197 (1998)

“Black, White and Gray:  A Reply to Alschuler and Schulhofer” (with Dan Kahan)
1998 University of Chicago Legal Forum 245 (1998)

“Law and (Norms of)Order in the Inner City” (with Dan Kahan)
32 Law and Society Review 805 (1998)

“Adolescence, Context, and Culpability:  Some Thoughts on the Next Essay”
6 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 583 (1999)

“Transparent Adjudication and Social Science Research in Constitutional Criminal Procedure” (with Bernard Harcourt)
 90 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 733 (2000)

“Norms, Legitimacy and Law Enforcement”
79 Oregon Law Review 391 (2000)

“Signaling, Legitimacy, and Compliance:  A Comment on Posner’s Law and Social Norms and Criminal Law Policy” 36 University of Richmond Law Review 407 (2002)

“Three Objections to the Use of Empiricism in Criminal Law and Procedure—And Three Answers”
2002 University of Illinois Law Review 101 (2002)

“Praying for Community Policing”
90 California Law Review 1593 (2002)

“What’s Wrong With Gideon” 
70 University of Chicago Law Review 215 (2003)

“Punishment, Deterrence And Social Control:  The Paradox of Punishment in Minority Communities.” 
Punishment and Society (forthcoming) (with Jeffrey Fagan)

“Updating the Study of Punishment” (with Dan Kahan and Neal Katyal)
56 Stanford Law Review 1171 (2004)

“Lawful Policing” (with Wesley Skogan)
593 The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 66(18) (2004)

“Mass Incarceration:  Who Pays the Price for Criminal Offending”
3 Criminology and Public Policy 295 (2004)

“Gangs & Gang-related Crime”
4 Criminology & Public Policy 575 (2005)

“Warren Court Retrospective: Everything Old Is New Again:  Fundamental Fairness and the Legitimacy of Criminal Justice”
3 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 117 (2005)

“Seeing Crime and Punishment Through a Sociological Lens: Contributions, Practices, and the Future
2005 University of Chicago Legal Forum 285 (2005) (with Calvin Morrill, John Hagan and Bernard Harcourt)

“When 2 or 3 Come Together“ (with Kelsi Brown Korkran)
William and Mary Law Review (forthcoming 2007)

“Attention Felons:  Evaluating Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago” (with Andrew Papachristos and Jeffrey Fagan)
Journal of Empirical Legal Research (forthcoming 2007)


“Land of Lincoln Shouldn’t Revive Chain Gangs”
Chicago Tribune, §1, p.25 (March 15, 1996)

“Weak Link”
The University of Chicago Magazine, p.48 (February 1996)

“Let’s Cut Chain Gangs Loose”
U.S. Catholic Magazine, p. 20 (July 1997)

“When Rights Are Wrong” (with Dan Kahan)
Boston Review, p.4 (April/May 1999)

“Public-Order Policing Can Pass Constitutional Muster,” (with Dan Kahan)
The Wall Street Journal, A18 (June 15, 1999)


“Gun Markets in Chicago” (with Andrew Papachristos and Jeffrey Fagan)


“Attention Felons:  Evaluating Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago”
 Loyola University Chicago, April 2006
Yale Law School, November 2005
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, 2005
Harvard Law School, May 2005
“When 2 or 3 Come Together: Cooperation Between the Black Church and the Police in Chicago”
University of Illinois Law School, October 2005 
University of Chicago Law and Philosophy Workshop, February 2005
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, May 2004
Yale Legal Theory Workshop, April 2004
Iowa College of Law, February, 2004  
Yale Law School, February 2001

“What’s Wrong With Gideon”
 Rutgers (Newark) Center for Law and Justice, March 2003
 Fordham University School of Law, April 2003

“Churches, Crime and Communities:  A Community-focused Model of Faith Based Initiatives”
 Columbia University Law School, February 2003
Ohio State University College of Law, September 2002
 University of Florida College of Law, February 2002
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, September 2001
 University of Utah College of Law, October 2001

Legitimate Policing in the Eyes of the Police”
 American Bar Foundation, November 2001

“The Changing Jurisprudence of Policing”
 Urban Seminar Series on Children’s Health and Safety, Harvard University, May 2000

“The Second Movement: Crime, Law Enforcement and the Black Church”      
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, January 2000
“The New Policing:  Social Organization, Legitimacy, and Law Enforcement”
Fortunoff Colloquium, Center for Crime and Justice at New York University Law School, November 1999

“Law Enforcement for Law Abiders:  Achieving Voluntary Compliance Through Social Organization Improvement”
 Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University, November 1999
Pennsylvania State Dickinson Scholar Series, September 1998

Place and Crime”
Harvard Law School, May 1998
Center on Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago, May 1998
Boston University Law School, April 1998

“Terry and the Relevance of Politics”
 St. John’s Law School, Conference on the 40th Anniversary of Terry v. Ohio, April 1998

“Institutional Integration and the New Policing”
University of Michigan, Seminar on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy, February 1998
“When Rights Are Wrong” (with Dan Kahan)
The University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium, “The Right to Fair Trial,” November 1997
ITT Chicago-Kent Law School, Oct. 20, 1997
        University of Chicago Law School, Oct. 9, 1997

“Law and (Norms of)Order in the Inner City” (with Dan Kahan)
Law and Society Annual Meeting, June 1997
“Social Organization and Drug Law Enforcement”
 University of Michigan Law School, November 1998
 The University of Virginia Law School, March 1997
  Stanford Law School, February 1997
“Charting Race and Class Differences in Attitudes Toward Drug Legalization and Law Enforcement”
Rethinking Federal Criminal Law Symposium SUNY Buffalo, November 1996
The American Society of Criminology 48th Annual Meeting, November 1996

“It’s a Question of Connections”
Symposium on Teenage Violence and Drug Abuse, Valparaiso University School of Law, November 1996
“An Empirical Exploration of Attitudes Toward ‘Get Tough’ Drug-Law Enforcement Policies”
The Drug Policy Foundation's 10th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, November 1996

“Rewards for Good Behavior:  Influencing Prosecutorial Discretion and Conduct with Financial Incentives”
Law and Society Annual Meeting, June 1995

“Enforcement of Fair Lending Laws Through Multiple Agencies”
AALS Annual Meeting, January 1995


AALS 2006 Mid-Year Meeting Workshop on Criminal Law and Procedure: Lessons from other Disciplines and New Realities
Vancouver, June 2006
Lecturer, Learning from Sociology and Political Science

Second Annual Criminal Justice Roundtable
University of Chicago, May 2006
Co-Organizer of Conference

52 Years After Hernandez v. Texas
University of Chicago, April 2006
Lecturer, “Hernandez, Brown and the Future of Criminal Procedure”

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
Toronto, November 2005
Conference Presenter, “Legitimacy, Policing and the Constitution”

National Black Church Task Force Initiative on Crime and Criminal Justice
St Louis, July 2003
Lecturer, “Pulling Down Strongholds:  Black Churches and Criminal Justice”

Law and Society Annual Meeting, 2003
Pittsburgh, June 2003
Author Meets Reader:  Derrick Bell’s Ethical Ambition and Jeannine Bell’s Policing Hatred

Federal Criminal Practice for the Trial Attorney
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, September 2002
 Lecturer, “Standards of Review”
Conference on Faith-Based Initiatives and Urban Public Policy
University of Chicago Center for Studies in Criminal Justice, March 2001
 Conference Organizer (see

American Association of Law Schools Equal Justice Colloquium, Midwest Region
University of Chicago Law School and DePaul College of Law, October 2000
Conference Co-Chair

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2000
Washington, D.C., August 2000
Session Presider and Commentator:   “Criminalization and Disenfranchisement:  The Unintended Consequences of Incarceration”

American Association of Law Schools Conference on Criminal Justice
Washington, D.C., June 2000
 Presenter:  “What is the Point of Teaching and Scholarship in Criminal Law & Procedure?”

Law and Society Association Graduate Students Workshop, 2000
Miami Beach, May 2000
Plenary Speaker

Law and Society Annual Meeting, 1998
Aspen, Colorado, June 1998
Plenary Speaker

MacArthur Foundation Research Program on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
Miami, Florida, October 1998
Atlanta, Georgia, May 1998

University of Michigan Public Policy School, Martin Luther King Day Program
Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 1998
Presentation:  “Black Civil Society and Crime”

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology & Northwestern University School of Law:  Conference on Guns and Violence in America
Northwestern University School of Law, February 1996
 Panelist:  Variety of Firearms Controls

The Roundtable Symposium, Intermediate Punishments:  Viable Alternatives to Prison? 
University of Chicago, January 1995
Commentator:  “The Machiavellian Perspectives on Boot Camp Prisons:  A Debate” by Prof. Doris MacKenzie

Race, Ethnicity and Urban Poverty Workshop 
University of Chicago, December 1994
Discussant:  “Urban Unemployment, Gender and the Problem of Proletarianization in a Third World Economy:  Jamaica, 1943-1973” by Prof. Orlando Patterson

Introduction to Lawyering
Harvard Law School, November 1994
Guest Lecturer:  “Race and Gender Bias in the Simpson case”


Admitted to Illinois Bar, November 1991
2004 AALS Committee of Professional Development
1997 AALS Section on Remedies, Chair
1995 AALS Section on Remedies Executive Committee
Associate Editor, Law and Social Inquiry
Chicago Metropolis 2020, 2006 Justice/Crime Index Advisory Council
Goodcity, Board of Directors
The Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Board of Directors
University of Chicago Committee on Minority Affairs, Chair 2001-2002
University of Chicago Law School Appointments Committee 2002-2006
University of Chicago Dean Search Committee 2002, 2005
University of Chicago Admissions Committee 1999-2000
American Bar Foundation Appointments Committee, 2003-2006
American Bar Foundation Research Committee, 2000-2003
Law and Society Association Board of Trustees, Class of 2000
Law and Society Membership Committee, Chair 1998
Law and Society Committee on Diversity, 1999
Law and Society Article Prize Committee, 2000
Law and Society Summer Program Committee,2000
Law and Society Nominations Committee, 2002
Law and Society Graduate Student Workshop Committee, 2003
Member, Chicago Council of Lawyers
Associate Editor, Law and Social Inquiry
Editorial Board, New Criminal Law Review
Scholarly Journal Peer Review:  Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Journal of Experimental Criminology and Journal of Criminology and Public Policy
Research Grant Peer Review:  Law and Social Science Program, National Science Foundation