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