Lasch

Christopher Lasch

Professor

  • Faculty
  • Sturm College of Law

Specialization(s)

Criminal Defense Clinic, Immigration, Law School Clinical Program

Professional Biography

Professor Christopher Lasch has been litigating to protect his clients’ constitutional rights since 1996. After graduating from Yale Law School, Chris worked for three years as a public defender in Louisville, Kentucky. He represented hundreds of clients in the adult trial division and was a member of the capital trial division for nearly two years. In 2000, Chris partnered with another former defender to form a small private law firm dedicated to criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He continued to represent those accused of crimes in Kentucky’s trial courts, and broadened his practice to include appellate, postconviction, and federal habeas corpus litigation on behalf of convicted prisoners. His firm brought civil rights actions and tried civil rights cases in both state and federal courts. In 2006, Chris became a Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Yale Law School, where he taught in numerous clinics, including the Capital Punishment Clinic, Criminal Defense Project, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. After serving as a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at the Suffolk University Law School during the 2009-10 academic year, where, as a teacher of the Suffolk Defenders Clinic, he supervised students defending criminal cases in the Boston Municipal Court system, Chris came to the Sturm College of Law to teach in the Criminal Defense Clinic. His scholarship focuses on the availability of constitutional remedies in federal habeas and state postconviction litigation, and on the intersection of criminal and immigration law.

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Degree(s)

  • JD, Law, Yale Law School, 1996
  • AB, History, Columbia College, 1987

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Bar admission, United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • State bar admission
  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • State bar admission
  • Bar admission, United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Bar admission, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Bar admission, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Bar admission, United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Bar admission, United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • State bar admission
  • State bar admission

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