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Friday, June 8, 2007

CrimProf Spotlight: Erik Luna

LunaThis week the CrimProf Blog spotlights University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law CrimProf Erik Luna

CrimProf Luna graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, and he received his J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review.

Upon graduation, Professor Luna was a prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney's Office and a fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He has served as the senior Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, where he taught at Victoria University Law School and conducted research on restorative justice. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Havana Law School and has taught U.S. constitutional law and criminal justice to judges and attorneys in Cuba.

Professor Luna is the co-director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, a partnership among the colleges of law, social and behavioral science, and social work, to foster interdisciplinary research and study in criminal justice. Among other professional activities, he serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, and he is a member of the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions.

Professor Luna teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, advanced criminal procedure, comparative criminal justice, and juvenile justice. [Mark Godsey]

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