Professor of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, AL 1009
J.D., Yale Law School
M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
B.A., Swarthmore College
Areas of Expertise
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, and Criminal Law. Professor Jaros has been twice awarded the James A. May Award, by vote of the Student Bar Association, for excellence in teaching and mentoring and won the law school’s Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Faculty Member award in 2020. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is an appointee to the Maryland Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties.
Professor Jaros' scholarship addresses the use of criminal law to police and regulate various aspects of our daily lives. His articles have appeared in a number of law reviews including the Columbia Law Review, University Pennsylvania Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and 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. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars.
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)
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).