Sherod Thaxton


Contact Information

Office  Law 3435
Phone  310-794-8663

Sherod Thaxton is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Faculty Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. He also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology at the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences. He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication, Federal White Collar Crime, Capital Punishment, and Introduction to Legal Analysis. His scholarships centers on quantitative empirical legal studies, with a substantive focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, and the sociology of crime and punishment. Prior to joining UCLA, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School and was a Federal Public Defender in California.


Ph.D., Emory University; J.D. University of Chicago


John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellowship; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship; American Bar Foundation Law and Social Science Fellowship; Open Society Institute Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship

Selected Publications

My publications are listed on my law school profile.