Thomas K. Clancy

  • Visiting Professor


  • BA University of Notre Dame
  • JD cum laude Vermont Law School


Thomas K. Clancy, Director, National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law Research Professor, University of Mississippi School of Law. The NCJRL programs include the Cyber Crime Initiative, which raises awareness of computer-crime legal developments through conferences, publications, and selected projects and the Fourth Amendment Initiative, which promotes awareness of search and seizure principles through conferences and publications. Clancy has written more than 20 articles on the Fourth Amendment and is author of two books: Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence and The Fourth Amendment: Its History and Interpretation

Clancy practiced law as a defense counsel and as a prosecutor. He served as Chief of the Post Conviction Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County, Maryland, as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland in the Criminal Appeals Division, and in private practice in Washington, DC. He has briefed and argued over 900 criminal appeals cases.