Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman

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Barry Friedman (@barryfriedman1) is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Policing Project at New York University School of Law. He is the founding director of NYU Law’s Policing Project, and the reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law: Policing. Friedman is a foremost authority on constitutional law, policing, criminal procedure, and the federal courts. He is the author of the The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution (2009), and Unwarranted: Policing without Permission (2017).  He publishes regularly in the nation’s leading academic journals, in the fields of law, politics, and history, and has authored articles in The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, Politico, The Nation.com, Foreign Affairs, and Balkanization.

Friedman served as Vice Dean of the NYU Law School from 2007-10.  In 2011, Friedman won the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.