Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law
Guha Krishnamurthi’s research interests focus on the foundational structures of judicial decision making, torts, and criminal law. His research aims to solve practical problems relating to the design of judicial voting mechanisms and modes of interpretation, the proper measure of damages, and the relationship between culpability and punishment.
Prior to the fellowship, Guha clerked for the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court, the Honorable Andrea R. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Between his clerkships, he worked as a litigator at Irell & Manella LLP and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he specialized in general commercial litigation, white-collar crime, and antitrust. Guha obtained his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Book Review Editor of the Texas Law Review and Manuscript Editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law. He received his B.S., with high distinction, in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, his M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas.