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Erik Luna

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional & Criminal Law

Erik Luna teaches and writes primarily in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. Luna has received two Fulbright awards. In 2000, he served as the senior Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand at Victoria University Law School (Wellington, NZ). In 2016-17, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK). Luna has also been a visiting scholar with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, DE), a visiting professor with the Cuban Society of Penal Sciences (Havana, CU), a visiting professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (The Hague, NL), and a research fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn, DE). Prior to coming to ASU, Luna was the Sydney & Frances Lewis Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, and before that, he was the Hugh B. Brown Chair in Law at the University of Utah. Luna is a member of the American Law Institute and an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and received his J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School. Upon graduation, Luna was a prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and a fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Education

B.S., University of Southern California (1993)

J.D., Stanford University (1996)

Publications

1 Reforming Criminal Justice: Introduction and Criminalization (Academy for Justice, 2017)

2 Reforming Criminal Justice: Policing (Academy for Justice, 2017)

3 Reforming Criminal Justice: Pretrial and Trial Processes (Academy for Justice, 2017)

4 Reforming Criminal Justice: Punishment, Incarceration, and Release (Academy for Justice, 2017)

Erik Luna & Wayne McCormack, The Law of Terrorism (Carolina Academic Press, 2017)

Drug War and Peace, 50 U.C. Davis Law Review 813 (2016)

Charnel Knowledge, 34 Criminal Justice Ethics 210 (2015)

Erik Luna & Wayne McCormack, Understanding the Law of Terrorism (LexisNexis 2014).

Erik Luna & Joshua Fairfield, Digital Innocence, 99 Cornell L. Rev. 981 (2014).

Prosecutor King, 1 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol'y 48 (2014).

Rage Against the Machine: A Reply to Professors Bierschbach and Bibas, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 2245 (2013).

The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective (Erik Luna & Marianne Wade, eds., Oxford University Press 2012).

Prosecutorial Decriminalization, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 785 (2012)

The Bin Laden Exception, 106 Nw. U.L. Rev. 1489 (2012).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 604Criminal Procedure
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 604Criminal Procedure
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 516Criminal Law
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 604Criminal Procedure