Carol Steiker

  • Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Carol Steiker has been a member of the Harvard Law School faculty since 1992, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1998-2001 and currently serves as the Dean’s Special Advisor for Public Service.  She attended Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Harvard Law School, where she served as president of the Harvard Law Review.  She clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court, was a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  She authored numerous scholarly works in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, and capital punishment and recently joined as co-author the Kadish, Schulhofer & Steiker casebook, Criminal Law and Its Processes (8th ed. 2007), and the editor of Criminal Procedure Stories (Foundation 2006). She also served on the Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (2nd ed. Macmillan, 2002).  In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Steiker has worked on pro bono litigation projects on behalf of indigent criminal defendants and has served as a consultant and an expert witness on issues of criminal justice for non-profit organizations and federal and state legislatures.