Friday, November 18, 2005
"Professor Kirchmeier teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Lawyering Seminar, and Death Penalty Law. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University. Before joining the CUNY faculty, he began his legal career as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and taught at Tulane School of Law and Arizona State University College of Law. For several years, he was a staff attorney at the Arizona Capital Representation Project, where he represented indigent capital defendants in state appeals, state post-conviction proceedings, federal habeas corpus proceedings, and at clemency hearings. Additionally, he supervised and helped train capital defense attorneys throughout Arizona and was the editor of a quarterly publication on legal developments in the death penalty area.
Professor Kirchmeier is the author of numerous articles about criminal procedure and the death penalty, including a recent analysis of the death penalty moratorium movement. He remains active in death penalty work, and is a member (and former Chair) of the Capital Punishment Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. His awards include a President's Commendation by Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the Young Alumni Award from Case Western Reserve University. The 2003 CUNY graduating class gave him the Distinguished Professor Award."
For a list of Professor Kirchmeier's publications, click here.