Lecturer on Law
Avlana Eisenberg uses empirical and theoretical methods to investigate the institutional incentives of criminal justice actors and to explore discontinuities between the aims of criminal legislation and the practice of criminal justice enforcement. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, and she recently completed an appointment on the faculty of Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Ms. Eisenberg received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Humanities from Yale College and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Paris. She received her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and served as an instructor in Stanford's Political Science Department. After graduating from law school, she worked as a Pro Bono Fellow at the D.C. Public Defender Service and as a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Eisenberg was awarded a research fellowship from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School to pursue her research on the design of criminal justice institutions.