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Catherine Hancock

Geoffrey C. Bible & Murray H. Bring Professor of Constitutional Law
AB, with distinction, 1972, Stanford University; JD, 1975, University of Chicago

E-mail:  chancock@tulane.edu

Telephone:  504.865.5949
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 230-C



Professor Hancock joined the faculty after a clerkship with Judge James L. Oakes on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Brattleboro, Vermont.  Her pro bono activities include eight years of service as co-counsel pursuing federal remedies for a death row inmate whose case she argued in the US Supreme Court in 1990.  She has co-authored an Aspen casebook on Constitutional Law, a LexisNexis casebook on the First Amendment, and West casebooks on Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law.  Her teaching fields include these four subjects, as well as Federal Courts and Law & Gender, and she has taught Comparative Criminal Procedure in Tulane’s summer programs in France and Toronto.  Her First Amendment scholarship focuses on issues related to defamation law and hate speech, and her work in Constitutional Criminal Procedure addresses topics such as police interrogations and searches, privacy rights, and the death penalty. She was honored for her writing with the Sumter Marks Award in 2002 and the C. J. Morrow Research Professorship of Law in 2004-2005.  She received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award from the graduating classes of 1992, 1998, and 2005.


Fall 2015 - Criminal Law; Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Spring 2016 - Constitutional Law: Freedom of Speech & Press

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Articles Books


CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:  CASES, MATERIALS, AND PROBLEMS, Third Edition (with R. Weaver, B. Fair, S. Friedland, J. Knechtle & R. Rosen) (Aspen 2013)

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE:  CASES, PROBLEMS, AND EXERCISES, Fifth Edition (with R. Weaver, J. Burkoff & J. Hoeffel) (West 2013)

THE FIRST AMENDMENT: CASES, PROBLEMS, AND MATERIALS, Third Edition (with R. Weaver, D. Lively & J. Knechtle) (LexisNexis 2011)

CRIMINAL LAW:  A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH, Second Edition (Interactive Casebook Series) (with R. Weaver & J. Burkoff) (West 2013)

PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Fourth Edition (with R. Weaver, L. Abramson & J. Burkoff) (West 2012)

READINGS IN CRIMINAL LAW (with R. Weaver, J. Burkoff, A. Reed & P. Seago) (Anderson 1998)

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