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Prof. Orin S. Kerr

Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Orin S. Kerr is a nationally recognized scholar of criminal procedure and computer crime law. Since he joined the faculty in 2001, his publications have been cited in over 2,000 articles and more than 200 judicial opinions.

Professor Kerr is a former 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 clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Kerr has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court and three federal circuits.  He has testified six times before Congressional committees. In 2013, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Professor Kerr to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Chief Justice Roberts appointed Professor Kerr again in 2015 to serve on the Judicial Conference’s committee to review the Criminal Justice Act.

Professor Kerr has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition to writing more than 50 articles, he has authored and co-authored popular casebooks and co-authored the leading criminal procedure treatise. He also posts regularly at The Washington Post’s legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy.

The GW Law Class of 2009 awarded Professor Kerr the law school’s teaching award. Before attending law school, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering.

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

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Publications and Multimedia
Justice Scalia and the Criminal Law - Audio/Video
2016 National Lawyers Convention
November 23, 2016
Utah v. Strieff - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-19-16 featuring Orin Kerr
July 19, 2016
The Tail Light Case
Short video with Orin Kerr discussing Heien v. North Carolina
September 26, 2014
The Fisherman Case
Short video with Orin Kerr discussing Yates v. United States
September 26, 2014
The Facebook Threat Case
Short video with Orin Kerr discussing Elonis v. United States
September 26, 2014
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? - Event Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
September 24, 2014
Big Win for Internet Privacy
Short video with Orin Kerr discussing Riley v. California decision
June 30, 2014
Drunk Driving and the Fourth Amendment: The Implications of Missouri v. McNeely - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
May 28, 2014
Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-8-14 featuring Orin Kerr
May 08, 2014
NSA Court Decision - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
December 20, 2013
Cybersecurity and "Hacking Back" - Podcast
Criminal Law and Procedure Practice Group Podcast
February 20, 2013
Future of the Expectation of Privacy after U.S. v. Jones - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
July 12, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida - Individual Mandate - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-29-12 featuring Ilya Somin and Orin Kerr
March 29, 2012
GPS Surveillance and the Supreme Court: U.S. v. Jones - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
February 06, 2012
United States v. Jones - Post-Argument SCOTUSCast
SCOTUScast 11-21-11 featuring Orin Kerr
November 21, 2011
Economic Security - Event Audio/Video
Cyber Security, National Security and Economic Security
June 28, 2011
The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate - Event Audio/Video
13th Annual Faculty Conference
January 07, 2011
SCOTUScast 1-18-08 featuring Orin Kerr
Virginia v. Moore
January 18, 2008
SCOTUScast 7-12-07 featuring Orin Kerr
Brendlin v. California
July 12, 2007
Al-Marri: Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case
Online Debate
July 03, 2007
2007 Bator Award Presentation - Event Audio/Video
2007 Annual Student Symposium
February 24, 2007
Morality of First Amendment Jurisprudence - Event Audio/Video
2007 Annual Student Symposium
February 24, 2007