Friday, September 9, 2005
Professor Reza has taught at NYLS since 1999. He "teaches courses in American criminal law and procedure and a seminar in comparative criminal procedure that examines how other countries and legal systems investigate and prosecute suspected criminals. His current research is in Islamic law, beginning with a comparative study of search-and-seizure protections in Islamic doctrine and practice and those of the Fourth Amendment. Professor Reza has also written and spoken extensively about issues of criminal procedure in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Before coming to New York Law School, Professor Reza clerked for a federal trial judge in San Francisco and spent four years as a trial and appellate attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has also worked with the American Muslim Council, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
In law school, Professor Reza was an articles editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, a member of the Criminal Justice Institute defense clinic, president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, and a teaching fellow for Harvard undergraduate courses on the religion of Islam and the modern Middle East, for which he was awarded a University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching in 1990. Before law school, Professor Reza spent two years in Cairo, Egypt, where in 1986–87 he taught English and in 1987–88 studied Arabic as a fellow at the U.S.-government-funded Center for Arabic Study Abroad." For a list of Professor Reza's publications, click here.