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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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Shreveport Times, "Suspect's family denied access to courtroom: Bossier officials dispute alleged violations," Friday, May 20, 2011
Associated Press, "Jury selection begins in bizarre Metairie murder case," Monday, September 21, 2009
The Times-Picayune, "New Orleans prostitute tied to Vitter passes lie detector test," September 10, 2007
Baton Rouge Advocate, "Number of Wrongful Convictions in Louisiana Immense," November 23, 2003
Gambit Weekly, "When Rights Might Be Wrong," November 20, 2001 Click here for article.

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