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Carol Steiker

Carol Steiker is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law. She has taught Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Procedure (Investigation and Adjudication), Capital Punishment in America, Thinking About Law Teaching, Criminal Justice Workshop, and Justice and Mercy in Jewish and Christian Tradition and American Criminal Law. Professor Steiker is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Harvard Law School, where she served as president of the Harvard Law Review, the second woman to hold that position in its then 99-year history. After clerking for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court, she worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1992, where she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1998 to 2001 and where she currently serves as the Dean's Special Advisor for Public Service. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Steiker has worked on pro bono litigation projects on behalf of indigent criminal defendants, including death penalty cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also served as a consultant and an expert witness on issues of criminal justice for non-profit organizations.