Brandon Garrett is the Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He teaches and writes about criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law.
Lately his work has focused on DNA exonerations and the growing body of law surrounding them. He is the author of the book Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong (Harvard University Press, 2011), which examines the first 250 wrongful convictions to have been revealed by DNA evidence. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal procedure and wrongful conviction, appearing in journals such as the Stanford Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Yale Law and Policy Review, and others.
Garrett holds a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. He clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also worked as an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin LLP in New York City.