Andrew Manuel Crespo
Assistant Professor of Law
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 scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, has also been honored by the Association of American Law Schools, and has been profiled in The New York Times. Professor Crespo also writes regularly for public audiences on contemporary issues, including the criminal investigation of the president, with his contributions appearing in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, and online at Lawfare, Just Security and Take Care. Professor Crespo serves on the Standing Advisory Committee for the Rules of Criminal Procedure in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the American Constitution Society.
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.