Carissa Byrne Hessick received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Potter Stewart Prize for the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Barbara S. Jones on the Southern District of New York and for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.
Before joining the faculty at Carolina Law, Professor Hessick taught on the faculties at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. She also spent two years as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. While at Arizona State, Professor Hessick won the Outstanding Teacher Award, which is awarded based on a vote of the graduating class.
Professor Hessick’s areas of research and expertise include criminal sentencing, criminal law, and child pornography.
- B.A. 1999, Linguistics, Columbia University
- J.D. 2002, Law, Yale Law School
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SCOTUScast 5-8-17 featuring Carissa Hessick
May 08, 2017
SCOTUScast 12-21-16 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
December 21, 2016
Short video featuring Carissa Hessick discussing Lockhart v. United States
October 28, 2015
SCOTUScast 6-18-13 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
June 18, 2013
SCOTUScast 2-27-13 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
February 27, 2013
SCOTUScast 08-04-11 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
August 04, 2011
SCOTUScast 04-14-11 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
April 14, 2011
13th Annual Faculty Conference
January 07, 2011