J ENNIFER E. L AURIN
A S S IS TA N T P R O FE S S O R
T H E U N IV ER S I TY O F T E XA S S C H OO L O F L A W
727 E A S T D EA N K E E TO N S TR EE T ● A US T IN , T EX AS 78705 ● (512) 232-3627
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
Assistant Professor, June 2009 – present
Columbia Law School, New York, NY
Careers in Law Teaching Fellow, September 2008 – May 2009
Columbia Law School, New York, NY, Juris Doctor, May 2003
John Ordronaux Prize, 2003 (Awarded to graduating student with highest GPA)
Columbia Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
Charles H. Revson Public Interest Fellowship
Charles Evan Hughes Human Rights Fellow
Prisoners and Families Legal Clinic
Earlham College, Richmond, IN, Bachelor of Arts in Politics, May 1999
Phi Beta Kappa
College and Departmental Honors
J. Arthur Funston Award in Politics
Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Fall 1998
LEGAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP (formerly Cochran, Neufeld & Scheck, LLP), New York, NY
Attorney, September 2005 – May 2009
Associate at eight-lawyer civil rights law firm that represents victims of police and other forms
of official misconduct, with a primary focus on federal civil rights actions pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 1983 and wrongful conviction litigation.
Practicing in federal and state courts at every stage of litigation, including developing and
drafting complaints, conducting discovery and depositions, briefing and arguing motions,
assisting in settlement negotiations and trials, and litigating appeals.
Hon. Guido Calabresi, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, New Haven, CT
Law Clerk, 2004 – 2005
Hon. Thomas P. Griesa, Southern District of New York, New York, NY
Law Clerk, 2003 – 2004
LEGAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (CONT’D)
Michael Tigar, Esq., Washington, D.C.
Intern, Fall 2002 – Spring 2003
Researched and drafted substantial portion of a successful motion to dismiss, on First
Amendment and constitutional vagueness grounds, criminal charges against an attorney for
alleged provision of assistance to a terrorist organization.
Daniel Meyers, Esq., New York, NY
Intern, Fall 2002 – Spring 2003
Worked with solo practitioner criminal defense attorney to represent client facing firearm
possession charges in suppression motion and hearing in the Southern District of New York.
Legal Aid Capital Division, New York, NY
Intern, Summer 2002
Provided legal research and memoranda concerning in-court identifications to attorneys on
trial. Assisted in defense of Mexican client by researching Vienna Convention on Consular
Rights and cross-cultural issues in confessions, and researched feasibility of implementing in
New York the recommendations of the Illinois Capital Punishment Commission, for report to
City Bar Association.
Professor Jeffrey Fagan, New York, NY
Research Assistant, Fall 2001 – Spring 2002
Assisted in research for a study of early implementation of California’s Proposition 36 drug
treatment diversion program by preparing an assessment of implementation plans of two
counties based on review of program documentation and on-site interviews of treatment
providers, academics, judges, attorneys, and other stakeholders.
Cochran, Neufeld & Scheck, LLP, New York, NY
Intern, Summer 2001 – Spring 2002
Provided legal research and memoranda in connection with police excessive force cases
brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and other civil rights laws, including researching and
drafting portions of summary judgment response memorandum, and analyzing civilian
complaint data on defendant officers in preparation for depositions, motions, and expert
Professor Susan Sturm, New York, NY
Research Assistant, Summer 2001
Prepared literature review in connection with then-forthcoming article by Professor Sturm
examining employment discrimination litigation and organizationally situated approaches to
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS
Jennifer E. Laurin, Prosecutorial Exceptionalism, Remedial Skepticism, and the Legacy of Connick v.
Thompson, in National Police Accountability Project, Civil Rights Litigation Handbook 29-70 (2011).
Jennifer E. Laurin, Trawling for Herring: Lessons in Doctrinal Borrowing and Convergence, 111
COLUM. L. REV. 670 (2011).
Jennifer E. Laurin, Rights Translation and Remedial Disequilibration in Constitutional Criminal
Procedure, 110 COLUM. L. REV. 1002 (2010).
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS (CONT’D)
Jennifer E. Laurin, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, Rodriguez v. City of Houston, and Remedial
Rationing, 109 COLUM. L. REV. SIDEBAR 82 (2009),
Ellen Yaroshefsky et al., New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: Report of the
Working Groups on Best Practices, 31 CARDOZO L. REV. 1961 (2010) (authored report of working group
five, concerning internal regulation of prosecutor discovery practices).
Jennifer E. Laurin, Still Convicting the Innocent: Reviewing Brandon L. Garrett, Convicting the
Innocent: When Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, 90 Tex. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2012).
Jennifer E. Laurin, A Reply to Comments on Trawling for Herring, 112 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar __
Jennifer E. Laurin, Texas Discovery, in A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual: Texas Supplement (forthcoming
Jennifer E. Laurin, Toward a Systemic View of Forensic Science and Oversight (in progress).
ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
(Upcoming) Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation: Practical and Theoretical
Perspectives, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
Moderator for panel on immunities
(Upcoming) Seymour Lecture, Tulsa Law School, Tulsa, OK
Invited speaker for annual lecture series honoring 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
(Upcoming) University of Nebraska Faculty Colloquium, Lincoln, NE
Will present “Toward a Systemic View of Forensic Science and Oversight”
University of Texas Faculty Colloquium, Austin, TX
Presented remarks on Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd as part of Supreme Court Roundup colloquium
Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC
Invited participant in Fourth Amendment Working Group, presented “Policing Police
Technology: Herring, Pearson, and the False Hope of Fourth Amendment Oversight.”
AALS Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality, Washington, D.C.
Selected to present “Toward a Systemic View of Forensic Science and Oversight,” with
commentary by Erica Beecher-Monas.
University of Texas School of Law Drawing Board Workshop, Austin, TX
Presented “Toward a Systemic View of Forensic Science and Oversight.”
ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS (CONT’D)
Yale Law School, Criminal Justice Roundtable New Haven, CT
Invited participant and discussion moderator.
Georgetown University Law Center 29th Annual 1983: Civil Rights Litigation, Washington, D.C.
Taught program section on qualified immunity.
University of Texas School of Law Faculty Colloquium, Austin, TX
Presented “Rights Translation and Remedial Disequilibration in Constitutional Criminal
Procedure,” with commentary by Professor Jordan Steiker.
Cardozo Law School, New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: A Nation-
Wide Report on Best Practices and What Really Works, New York, NY
Invited reporter for Working Group on Internal Regulation.
Innocence Project, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY
April 2009 and April 2008
Taught two-hour class session on Section 1983 wrongful conviction litigation for clinical
students at the Innocence Project.
National Police Accountability Project, CLE Seminar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Solo and panel presenter in one-hour panel on police misconduct-related civil rights litigation.
Columbia Law School, New York, NY
Guest lecturer for class session on municipal liability in course by Professor Katherine Franke
on Section 1983 litigation.
National Lawyers Guild, National Convention, Detroit, MI
Speaker on four-member panel on civil litigation and immigration enforcement co-sponsored
by National Police Accountability Project and National Immigration Project.
SELECTED INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE
Member, Appointments Committee (2011-2012); Sheffield Room Committee (2011-2012)
Adviser, American Journal of Criminal Law
Organizer of Barriers and Innovations in Civil Rights Litigation: Practical and Theoretical
Perspectives, a conference at the University of Texas Law School on February 3, 2012
Organizer of ABA Prosecution and Defense Functions Standards Roundtable, November 19,
2010, hosting twenty academics and practitioners in a one-day multi-topic discussion of
forthcoming revisions to the ABA Prosecution and Defense Functions Standards
OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member, National Police Accountability Project
Member, American Constitutional Society
Member, Earlham College Alumni Council (Committee Chair)
Admitted to the New York State bar (January 2005), Southern District of New York (January
2006), Eastern District of New York (February 2006), Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals