Elected Member

Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is the Earle Hepburn Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars. She is also a co-director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy.

Professor Ferzan was previously on the faculties of UVA and Rutgers-Camden. She has also been a visiting professor at the Harvard University, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, and the London School of Economics.  She has been a fellow at Australia National University, Warwick University, and Princeton University. 

Prior to joining academia, she clerked for Judge Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses committed by federal, state and local officials. In addition, she also served as special assistant U.S. attorney in DC. 

She is the author of numerous articles, co-editor of three books, and the co-author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse) and Reflections on Crime and Culpability: Problems and Puzzles (Cambridge University Press, with Larry Alexander).  She is the co-editor-in-chief of Law and Philosophy. 

EDUCATION: University of North Carolina, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Evidence (Litigation)