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Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr is associate professor of law at the George Washington University law school. He is a prolific scholar in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure, and is nationally recognized as a leading voice in the emerging field of computer crime law. Kerr’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, and several other journals. His scholarship and advocacy in the field of Internet surveillance law has been profiled in the New York Times and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

From 1998 to 2001, Professor Kerr was an Honors Program trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also a former law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Before attending Harvard Law School, Kerr earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from Princeton and Stanford Universities

Kerr posts regularly at the popular weblog “The Volokh Conspiracy,” available at http://volokh.com.



What questions should reporters be asking about the NSA domestic surveillance program?
ASK THIS | February 07, 2006
There are so many unanswered questions regarding President Bush’s warrantless domestic spying program. George Washington University Law School Professor Orin Kerr suggests a few that reporters should be able to find answers to.

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