Carissa Byrne Hessick is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the Director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Potter Stewart Prize for the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals. After graduating from law school, Hessick clerked for Judge Barbara S. Jones on the Southern District of New York and for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.
Before joining the faculty at Carolina Law, taught for several years on the faculties at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. She also spent two years as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Professor Hessick’s areas of research and expertise include criminal sentencing, criminal law, and the structural of the criminal justice system.
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2018 National Lawyers Convention
The Black’s Law Dictionary defines Plea Bargaining as: “[t]he process whereby the accused and the...
In a Federalist Society blog posted on August 9, 2017, “The Danger Posed by the...
SCOTUScast 5-8-17 featuring Carissa Hessick
On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Beckles v. United States. Travis Beckles, who...
SCOTUScast 12-21-16 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
On November 28, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Beckles v. United States....
Short video featuring Carissa Hessick discussing Lockhart v. United States
Professor Carissa Hessick of the University of Utah discusses the application of the rules of...