Mary M. Cheh

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Mary M. Cheh

Elyce Zenoff Research Professor of Law


Email: Mary M. Cheh
Office Phone: (202) 994-6748
Fax: (202) 994-9446
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Mary M. Cheh joined the law school faculty in 1979 after being in private practice with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Kampelman in Washington, D.C., and serving as a law clerk to the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Professor Cheh teaches and writes primarily in the areas of constitutional law and criminal procedure. While on sabbatical leave in 1986, she served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. In an earlier leave in 1983, she did pro bono work for the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in South Africa. Professor Cheh has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Justice and the President’s Commission on Organized Crime. She is a frequent speaker and media commentator on legal affairs.

In the News

"Surprise Supreme Court decisions suggest justices have eye on reputation"

Mary Cheh was quoted in The Hill following the end of the Supreme Court’s 2022-2023 term.

"Hundreds Gather at Supreme Court Following Decision to Trample Reproductive Rights"

Mary M. Cheh was quoted by Washington City Paper regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in...

"Ward 3 Council Member Mary Cheh Abruptly Ends Reelection Bid"

Mary M. Cheh spoke to the Washington Post about ending her re-election campaign for the DC...

BA, Rutgers University, Douglass College; JD, Rutgers University; LLM, Harvard University