Brandon Garrett is the inaugural L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, where he has been a professor since 2018. Previously, he was the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law and White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught beginning in 2005. His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, scientific evidence, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law. Garrett’s recent research includes studies of DNA exonerations and organizational prosecutions.
He is an Associate Reporter on the ALI’s Principles of the Law, Policing project.
Professor Garrett’s work has been widely cited by courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, lower federal courts, state supreme courts, and courts in other countries, including the supreme courts of Canada and Israel. Professor Garrett also frequently speaks about criminal justice matters before legislative and policymaking bodies, groups of practicing lawyers, law enforcement, and to local and national media.
Professor Garrett was previously an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin. Before that, following law school, he clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; Columbia University School of Law, J.D.