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Lenese C. Herbert

Professor of Law

  • Faculty, Law Department
  • School of Law


Professor Herbert teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law, subject areas in which she practiced extensively before administrative law judges, military tribunals, and Article III courts on the federal, local, trial, and appellate levels. Prior to entering law teaching, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in both its Criminal and Civil Divisions, as well as agency counsel for the Manipulation and Trade Practice Unit of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, Professor Herbert’s scholarly work has appeared in a number of law reviews and journals including the Seattle University Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, and the peer-reviewed Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. Professor Herbert co-authors Constitutional Criminal Procedure, a problem-based casebook adopted in a number of law schools across the U.S., as well as Lexis/Nexis Skills and Values: Criminal Law. Her work has been cited by counsel and courts and she is regarded as an expert by both media and academics on a broad range of topics, including prosecutorial discretion, grand jury investigations, federal administrative practice and procedure, Evidence Law, Criminal Law, (Im)proper Fourth Amendment policing, and social media and the law.