Mary Fan

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Associate Professor of Law

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Professor Mary Fan is a criminal justice expert and author of numerous publications about cross-border criminal justice, narcotics, firearms and immigration enforcement, and injury and violence prevention.   She has experience as a federal prosecutor (AUSA) in the Southern District of California and as an Associate Legal Officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. 

Professor Fan clerked for the Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. At the ICTY she worked with Judge O-Gon Kwon on cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. She received her JD from Yale Law School and her MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Scholar. At Yale, she was a Notes Editor for the Yale Law Journal, a Managing Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law and a Coker Teaching Fellow. She was awarded the Jewell Prize and the Nathan Burkan Prize for her publications.

Elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), Professor Fan is an advisor to the ALI's Model Penal Code Sexual Assault and Related Crimes Project. She also has been interviewed by, or written for, a variety of media organizations such as ABC News, the Associated Press, the Daily Telegraph, FOX News, the NBC Nightly News, the New York Times and more.

Last updated 3/28/2014