Andrea Roth

Andrea is an Assistant Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School, having joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2011. Before arriving at Berkeley Law, she was a teaching fellow for three years at Stanford Law School. Before Stanford, Andrea worked for over eight years as a trial and appellate attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). At PDS she was a founding member of a Forensic Practice Group that studied and litigated forensic DNA typing, and has lectured nationally on forensic science-related issues. Andrea’s research focuses on the use of forensic science in criminal trials, the continuing viability of the lay jury, and the ways in which pedigreed concepts of criminal procedure and evidentiary law must be retheorized in an era of science-based prosecutions. She graduated in 1998 from Yale Law School, where she won the John Currier Gallagher Prize for best presentation in the mock trial competition. After law school Andrea clerked for Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.

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