Elected Member

Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania School of Law
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is the Harrison Robertson Professor of Law at University of Virginia School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars. She is also affiliated faculty with the University’s Philosophy Department.

Professor Ferzan joined UVA in 2014 after serving on the faculty of Rutgers University-Camden, School of Law since 2000. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania law schools. 

Prior to joining Rutgers, she clerked for Judge Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses committed by federal, state and local officials. In addition, she also served as special assistant U.S. attorney in DC. 

She is the author of numerous articles, the co-author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press), with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse, and is the co-editor-in-chief of Law and Philosophy. 

EDUCATION: University of North Carolina, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Evidence (Litigation)