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Trevor G. Gardner

Treiman Professor of Law

Trevor Gardner’s research addresses various issues in crime governance with a primary focus on police. He has written extensively on the relationship between federalism and police administration and is developing a separate line of research regarding disparate African American perspectives on police-administered criminal procedure. Trevor’s scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, and the Boston University Law Review.

 Trevor graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003 after serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal. He went on to work in the Trial Division of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, litigating juvenile and adult cases from presentment through disposition. After leaving criminal practice for academia, Trevor obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley with a primary focus on sociological theory. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the University of Michigan Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, the UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, and the Washington University Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity.

Trevor will be a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School in Fall 2021.

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