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Brandon L. Garrett joined the University of Virginia law faculty 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. In 2011, Harvard University Press published Garrett’s book, "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," examining the cases of the first 250 people to be exonerated by DNA testing. The book was the subject of a symposium issue in New England Law Review, and received an A.B.A. Silver Gavel Award, Honorable Mention, and a Constitutional Commentary Award. In 2013, Foundation Press published Garrett’s casebook, “Federal Habeas Corpus: Executive Detention and Post-Conviction Litigation,” co-authored with Lee Kovarsky. Garrett’s new book examining corporate prosecutions, titled “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations,” is forthcoming in Fall 2014.
Garrett attended Columbia Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. After graduating, he clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then worked as an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin LLP in New York City.
Garrett will be speaking on the Innovation Behind Exoneration panel.