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Pamela R. Metzger

Robert A. Ainsworth Professor in the Courts
BA, with honors, 1987, Dartmouth College; JD, cum laude, 1991, New York University

E-mail:  pmetzger@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5159
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 230-B


Pam Metzger is a nationally recognized Sixth Amendment and ethics scholar whose work combines theory and practice in driving improvements in criminal justice.
Her scholarship, which has appeared in publications such as the Yale Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Southern California Law Review and Northwestern University Law Review, has been widely cited by leading authorities and by the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, she has explored how a data-driven systems approach to high-risk practices can improve the delivery of public defense services.
Before joining the Tulane faculty, Metzger served as an assistant federal defender in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and worked in private criminal practice in New York City. She has been a visiting law professor at Washington and Lee University, where she directed the Alderson Legal Clinic for women in prison. In 2001-08, she directed the Tulane Law School Criminal Litigation Clinic, where she became a leading voice in reforming the criminal justice systems in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. 

Professor Metzger's CV

Fall 2016 - Criminal Law
Spring 2017 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Adjudication; Legal Profession

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Articles Essays

Me and Mr. Jones, 78 Alb. L. Rev. 1261 (2014-15)
Defending Data, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1057 (2014-15)
Confrontation Control, 45 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 83 (2012-13)
Fear of Adversariness,122 Yale L.J. 2550 (2012-13)
Doing Katrina Time, 81 TUL. L. REV. 1175 (2007)
Cheating the Constitution, 59 VAND. L. REV. 475 (2006)
Cheating the Constitution, ___VAND. L. REV. ___ (2005) (forthcoming)
Beyond the Bright Line:  A Contemporary Right-to-Counsel Doctrine, 97 NW U. L. REV. 1635 (2003)

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