Andrew Manuel Crespo

Assistant Professor of Law

Griswold 308

617-495-3168

Assistant: Ellen Shapiro-Smith / 617-384-5427

Biography

Andrew Manuel Crespo is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure.  Professor Crespo’s research focuses on the institutional design and administration of the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on the administrative role courts play in regulating law enforcement behavior.  His recent article, Systemic Facts, was published in the Harvard Law Review and was honored by the AALS Criminal Justice Section as the best paper on criminal justice issues written by a tenure-track professor in 2015.  An earlier article, Regaining Perspectivewas featured in the New York TimesProfessor Crespo's writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe as well as online at Lawfare and Take Care.

Prior to beginning his academic career, Professor Crespo served as a Staff Attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he represented adults and juveniles charged with serious felonies, ranging from armed robberies, to burglaries, to homicides.  Professor Crespo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2008, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review, the first Latino to hold that position.  Following law school, Professor Crespo served for three years as a law clerk, initially to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, then to Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, and finally to Associate Justice Elena Kagan during her inaugural term on the Court.  

Areas of Interest

Andrew Manuel Crespo, Regaining Perspective: Constitutional Criminal Adjudication in the U.S. Supreme Court, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 1985 (2016).
Categories:
Criminal Law & Procedure
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Government & Politics
,
Constitutional Law
Sub-Categories:
Fourth Amendment
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Criminal Prosecution
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Criminal Defense
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Supreme Court of the United States
Type: Article
Andrew Manuel Crespo, Systemic Facts: Toward Institutional Awareness in Criminal Courts, 129 Harv. L. Rev. 2117 (2016).
Categories:
Criminal Law & Procedure
,
Constitutional Law
Sub-Categories:
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
,
Criminal Prosecution
Type: Article

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Griswold 308

617-495-3168

Assistant: Ellen Shapiro-Smith / 617-384-5427