Brandon L. Garrett

Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Brandon L. Garrett joined the University of Virginia law faculty in 2005. His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law.

Garrett’s recent research includes studies of DNA exonerations and organizational prosecutions. The research web pages below provide data related to those studies. Harvard University Press recently published in paperback Garrett’s book, "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," examining the cases of the first 250 people to be exonerated by DNA testing. Garrett is currently working on a new book, in contract with Harvard University Press, examining corporation prosecutions.

Garrett attended Columbia Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. After graduating, he clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then worked as an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin LLP in New York City.