Professor of Law, William T. Golden Scholar and Faculty Director of the Center on Community Safety, Policing and Inequality
JD, Yale Law School
BA, Pomona College
Constitutional Law, Policing, Evidence, and Law and Technology
Kiel Brennan-Marquez teaches courses in constitutional law, policing, evidence, and law and technology, and he directs the Center on Community Safety, Policing, and Inequality. Prof. Brennan-Marquez’s research explores how the legal system organizes and processes information, from surveillance and data collection to the use of evidence at trial. He is interested in the nature of human judgment, as we confront the possibility—in the legal system and elsewhere—of powerful machines capable of outperforming human experts. He lectures widely, to both academic and non-academic audiences, and has published dozens of articles in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. His recent essay, Extremely Broad Laws, was selected for presentation at the Yale-Harvard-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.
Professor Brennan-Marquez did his undergraduate work at Pomona College, where he majored in Religious Studies, with an emphasis in philosophy. His senior thesis—the longest in the history of the department—focused on the relationship between theories of belief and capitalism. He received his law degree from Yale, and he served as a clerk to the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York (retired), who presided over Floyd v. NYC, the challenge to New York City’s now-reformed stop-and-frisk program. Before joining the UConn faculty, Prof. Brennan-Marquez taught at New York University Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center.