Rachel Barkow is the Vice Dean and Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy at NYU School of Law. She also serves as the Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU. From 2013-2019, she served as a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission. Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel.
She is the author of Prisoner of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration. She has also written more than 20 articles, and she is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on criminal law and policy. Her scholarship has a particular focus on the ways in which criminal law should be seen through the lens of other regulatory areas and subject to similar checks and lessons of institutional design.
Professor Barkow teaches courses in criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law. In 2013, she was the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. The Law School awarded her its Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007.