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Curriculum Vitae

You can find an abridged hyperlinked version of my C.V. below, or download a full PDF version.

Current Appointment

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    Professor of Law.

    Summer 2019 to present. 
    Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Previous Appointments

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    Los Angeles, CA
    Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law.
    January 2018 to Summer 2019.

  • George Washington University Law School
    Washington, DC
    Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, 2012-2017.
    Professor, 2007-2012.
    Associate Professor, 2001-2007.
    Founder and Faculty Director, Cybersecurity Law Initiative

Previous Legal Experiences

  • Library of Congress
    Washington, DC
    Appointed the inaugural position for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology and Criminal Justice hosted by the Law Library of Congress.
    2012- 2014

  • Senate Judiciary Committee
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC
    Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to Sen. John Cornyn.
    Summer 2009, Summer 2010

  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division
    Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
    Washington, DC
    Trial Attorney, Attorney General’s Honor Program 
    1998- 2001

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Alexandria, VA
    Special Assistant United States Attorney
    January 2000 - July 2000


  • Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
    Supreme Court of the United States

    Washington, DC
    Law Clerk October Term 2003

  • The Honorable Judge Leonard I. Garth
    United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Newark, NJ
    Law Clerk 1997-1998



  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1997.  

    • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

  • Stanford University, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994.

  • Princeton University. B.S.E., magna cum laude,

    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1993.

    • Phi Beta Kappa,

    • Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Sigma Xi (science)

    • Certificate, Woodrow Wilson School

Selected Honors

  • ScholarRank Top 250, HeinOnline’s ranking of most influential scholars in American law. Ranked #9 as of February 2020

  • High-Impact Faculty, Leiter Rankings,

    • #1 most-cited U.S. law professor in Criminal Law and Procedure from 2013-17 (1300 citations)

    • #1 most-cited U.S. law professor in Criminal Law and Procedure from 2009-13 (1090 citations)

    • #7 most-cited U.S. law professor in Criminal Law and Procedure from 2005-09 (600 citations)

  • 2009 GW Law Distinguished Faculty Service Award​​​

Selected Articles

  • Katz as Originalism (work in progress)

  • Decryption Originalism: The Lessons of Burr, 134 HARVARD LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2020)

  • The Questionable Objectivity of Fourth Amendment Law, 98 TEXAS LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2020).

  • Link to Other Articles


  • THE DIGITAL FOURTH AMENDMENT (under contract with Oxford University Press).

  • COMPUTER CRIME LAW (West Publishers, 1st ed. 2006; 2nd ed. 2009; 3d. ed. 2013; 4th ed 2018).

  • MODERN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, BASIC CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, and ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (with Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King & Primus) (12th ed. 2008, 13th ed. 2012, 14th ed. 2015, 15th ed. 2019).

  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (6-volume treatise) (with LaFave, Israel, & King) (3d ed. 2007, 4th ed. 2015

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