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Janet C. Hoeffel

Catherine D. Pierson Associate Professor of Law
BA, cum laude, 1985, Princeton University; JD, with distinction, 1990, Stanford University

E-mail:  jhoeffel@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5895
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 359-E


Professor Hoeffel joined the Tulane law faculty in 1999. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she clerked in Chicago for a federal district court judge. Professor Hoeffel then joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she remained for six years, working as trial attorney, staff attorney supervisor, and appellate attorney. Subsequently, she entered private practice in Denver, Colorado, where she engaged in criminal and civil litigation. Professor Hoeffel teaches in the areas of criminal law and procedure, evidence, and law and gender.  She was the recipient in 2005 of the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award, conferred each year by the graduating class.  She served as Vice Dean of the Law School from 2009 until 2012.

Professor Hoeffel's CV 

Fall 2014 - Criminal Law; Death Penalty

Spring 2015 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigation 


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Articles Book Note Other

"Our Perfect Constitution": The Roberts' Court's Struggle with Innocence, ___ CHICAGO-KENT L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2009)

Toward a More Robust Right to Counsel of Choice, 44 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 525 (2007)

Deconstructing the Cultural Evidence Debate, 17 FLA. J. LAW & PUB. POL’Y 303 (2006)
Prosecutorial Discretion at the Core: The Good Prosecutor Meets Brady, 109 PENN. ST. L. REV. 1133 (2005).
Risking the Eighth Amendment: Arbitrariness, Juries, and Discretion in Capital Cases, 46 B.C. L. REV. 771 (2005).

The Sixth Amendment's Lost Clause:  Unearthing Compulsory Process, 2002 WISC. L. REV. 1275 (2002)

The Gender Gap: Revealing Inequities in Admission of Social Science in Criminal Cases, 24 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 41 (2001)

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