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Associate Professor of LawDavid Jaros
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1009 

Administrative Assistant:
Laurie Schnitzer
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1008


J.D., Yale Law School
M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
B.A., Swarthmore College

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Family Law

Professor Jaros joined the law school after three years as an assistant professor in New York University School of Law's Lawyering Program. His teaching interests include Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Law, Law and Economics, and Family Law. In 2012, Professor Jaros was awarded the James A. May Award, by vote of the Student Bar Association, for excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Professor Jaros' scholarship addresses the growing use of criminal law to police and regulate various aspects of our daily lives. His articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, University Pennsylvania Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and the American Criminal Law Review. His most recent article, Flawed Coalitions and the Politics of Crime, will appear in the Iowa Law Review.

Professor Jaros received his law degree from Yale Law School and his masters degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After graduating from Yale, he clerked for the Honorable Allyne Ross, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He then worked for five years as a public defender at the Bronx Defenders in New York City, first as a staff attorney and later as the legal director.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Judging Aggregate Settlement, 94 Wash. U. L. Rev. 545 (2017) (w/ Adam Zimmerman)

Preempting the Police , 55 B.C. L. Rev. 1149 (2014)

Flawed Coalitions and the Politics of Crime, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1473 (2014)

Perfecting Criminal Markets,112 Colum. L. Rev. 1947 (2012)

The Criminal Class Action , 159 U. PA. L. Rev. 1385 (2011) (w/ Adam Zimmerman)

Unfettered Discretion: Criminal Orders of Protection and Their Impact on Parent Defendants, 85 Ind. L.J. 1445 (2010)

The Lessons of People v. Moscat: Confronting Judicial Bias in Domestic Violence Cases Interpreting Crawford v. Washington, 42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 995 (2005)

Articles on Social Science Research Network

Talks and Presentations

Speaker, Preempting the Police, Junior Faculty Scholars Works-in-Progress Conference, Marquette Law School (Oct. 2013).

Speaker, Preempting the Police, Junior Scholars Colloquium, University of Maryland Law School (Feb. 2014).

Speaker, Preempting the Police, Criminal Justice Scholarship Conference at American University Washington College of Law, (Mar. 2014).