Barry Friedman is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches a range of courses including constitutional law, federal courts, and criminal procedure, as well as a new course entitled Judicial Decision-Making in Constitutional Cases that marries social science about judging with normative and institutional legal questions.
Professor Friedman is the lead Reporter on the ALI’s Principles of the Law, Policing project.
He has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy; Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherches sur la Justice Constitutionnelle, Sciences Po Aix, in Aix-en-Provence, France; and the University of Hong Kong.
He frequently litigates or serves as a litigation consultant on a variety of matters in the federal and state courts. He also publishes frequently in the nation’s leading academic journals and the popular press, including The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, and The New Republic. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution (2009), and is currently writing a book on policing and the Constitution.
EDUCATION: University of Chicago, B.A.; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.