Orin S. Kerr

Orin S. Kerr

Title: Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law

Address: 2000 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20052
Telephone: 202.994.4775
Fax: 202.994.5654
Email: okerr@law.gwu.edu

B.S.E., Princeton University; M.S., Stanford University; J.D., Harvard University

Biographical Sketch
Professor Kerr is a nationally recognized scholar of criminal procedure and computer crime law. His many articles have appeared in top journals including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review. Professor Kerr’s articles have been cited in over 100 judicial opinions, including decisions by the United States Supreme Court and all of the regional U.S. Courts of Appeals. In a recent study, he ranked seventh among criminal law and procedure scholars in the United States for citations in academic journals.

Before joining the faculty in 2001, Professor Kerr was a trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, Kerr served as special counsel for Supreme Court nominations to Senator John Cornyn on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Kerr has briefed and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court as well as federal circuit and district courts. He has testified six times before Congressional committees. In 2013, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Kerr to serve on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. From 2012-14, Professor Kerr is also serving as a scholar-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress.

The GW Law Class of 2009 awarded Kerr the Law School’s teaching award. He posts regularly at the popular blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Before attending law school, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering.

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