Anthony Paul Farley is the James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Albany Law School.
Professor Farley specializes in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure and Legal Theory. He was a tenured member of the Boston College Law School faculty, where he taught for 16 years prior to joining the Albany Law School faculty. Prior to entering academia, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Prior to his time as a federal prosecutor, Prof. Farley practiced law as a Corporate/Securities Associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York City.
In 2006-2007 Mr. Farley was honored as the 11th holder of the Haywood Burns Chair in Civil Rights at CUNY School of Law. In 2005, the Boston College Black Law Students Association honored him as the first recipient of The Anthony P. Farley Excellence in Teaching Award, an annual teaching award bearing his name. In 2003, he was the recipient of a residential fellowship with the Humanities Research Institute of the University of California.
His work in legal theory and constitutional law has appeared in chapter form in After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina (Troutt ed., The New Press: 2006); Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies & the Law (Sarat & Simon eds., Duke University Press: 2003); Crossroads, Directions & a New Critical Race Theory (Valdes et. al. eds., Temple University Press: 2002); Black Men on Race, Gender & Sexuality (Carbado ed., NYU Press: 1999); and Urgent Times: Policing and Rights in Inner-City Communities (Meares & Kahan eds., Beacon: 1999). His work has also appeared in numerous academic journals, including the Yale Journal of Law & Humanities, the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, the Cardozo Law Review, Law & Literature, and the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.