Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale Law School, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She has held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Since 2004, she has served on the Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council Standing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she has served on two National Research Council Review Committees: one to review research on police policy and practices and another more recently to review the National Institute of Justice.Yale Law School Law School Professor, Tracey L. Meares specializes in crime prevention, criminal procedure, and criminal law policy.
Meares has been especially interested as of late in teaching and writing about communities, police legitimacy and legal policy, and she has lectured on this topic extensively across the country to audiences of academics, lay people, and police professionals.
Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Crime Prevention, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law Policy, Police Legitimacy, Community Relations
Location: Cambridge, MA
Phone: (203) 432-4074
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