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Jennifer E. Laurin

  • Professor


  • JD Columbia University
  • BA Earlham College

Jennifer Laurin joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in 2009. Professor Laurin received her undergraduate degree in Politics from Earlham College. In 2003 she earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was an Executive Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Griesa of the Southern District of New York and Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and spent several years as a litigation associate with the New York City civil rights firm of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP (formerly Cochran Neufeld & Scheck, LLP).

Professor Laurin's principal research interests lie in the intersections of criminal and constitutional litigation, and regulation of criminal justice institutions. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review, among others. Professor Laurin is also a co-author (with Michael Avery, David Rudovsky, and Karen Blum) of Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation, the leading treatise in that area of civil rights litigation. Among other professional activities, Professor Laurin is currently serving as Reporter to the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Standards Task Force charged with updating the 1996 3rd Edition Discovery Standards.

Recent Activities

  • Prosecutorial Oversight in Texas

    March 29, 2012

    University of Texas School of Law

    Moderated a public forum and roundtable discussion on prosecutorial oversight as part of a national tour, Prosecutorial Oversight in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson.

  • Delivered Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law,

    February 8, 2012

    University of Tulsa College of Law

  • Organized conference on civil rights litigation, "Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation Since 9/11: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives," with William Wayne Justice Center

    February 3, 2012

    University of Texas School of Law

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Jennifer E. Laurin

Work (512) 232-3627

Office: JON 5.235
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

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Kim J. Simpson
(512) 232-1302

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