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Adam  Gershowitz

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Adam Gershowitz

Associate Professor of Law


Adam Gershowitz received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from the University of Delaware. He then earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, won the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Prize for best paper by a graduating student, and served as the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. After law school, Professor Gershowitz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling.

Professor Gershowitz received the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year award for 2010-2011 and the Order of the Barons Professor of the Year award for 2009-2010. Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, Professor Gershowitz taught at South Texas College of Law where he was awarded the Student Bar Association's All Faculty Teaching Award (2008), All Faculty Advising Award (2007), and prize for Best New Professor (2006).

Professor Gershowitz teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure. His recent scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, UCLA Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review and other leading law journals.