J. Richard Broughton is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. He teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law; his scholarship focuses on the separation of powers, constitutional law and politics, and crime policy.
Previously, Professor Broughton served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University, where he was named both the First-Year Professor of the Year and Upperclass Professor of the Year for 2008-09. He also has taught on the law school faculties at Stetson University and Texas Wesleyan University (where he also won two teaching awards), and as a Lecturer in Government at Johns Hopkins University. From 2005 to 2008, he served in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he advised senior Department leaders and federal prosecutors on issues arising in federal death penalty cases.