Orin Kerr

Expert in criminal procedure and computer crime; clerked for retiring Justice Kennedy

Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law


  • Criminal procedure
  • Computer crime law
  • Internet surveillance
  • Criminal law
  • Evidence

Additional Information

  • Former professor at George Washington University Law School and former visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania; received outstanding teaching award from the George Washington Law School Class of 2009
  • Publications have been cited in over 3,000 articles and more than 300 judicial opinions
  • Has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court and three federal circuits; testified six times before Congressional committees
  • Served on Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2013)
  • Served on the Judicial Conference’s committee to review the Criminal Justice Act (appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2015)
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and as a trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Books:
    • The Digital Fourth Amendment (under contract with Oxford University Press, publication expected 2019).
    • 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).
    • Criminal Procedure (6-volume treatise) (with LaFave, Israel, & King) (3d ed. 2007, 4th ed. 2015).

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