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Gruber, Aya

Professor and Rothgerber Professor of Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice


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research overview

  • Professor Gruber's main research areas are substantive criminal law, emphasizing penal theory, victim's rights, race, and gender; critical race theory and feminism; and foreign relations and comparative law.


  • criminal law, criminal procedure, feminist legal theory, international criminal law, comparative criminal procedure, victims' rights, law of war, rape law, domestic violence law, penal theory, critical legal studies


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courses taught

  • LAWS 5503 - Criminal Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Studies statutory and common law of crimes and defenses, the procedures by which the law makes judgments as to criminality of conduct, the purposes of criminal law, and the constitutional limits upon it.
  • LAWS 6045 - Criminal Procedure
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Focuses primarily on the constitutional limitations applicable to such police investigative techniques as arrest, search, seizure, electronic surveillance, interrogation and lineup identification.
  • LAWS 8533 - Seminar: Criminal Law in Context: Legal and Social Images of Victims and Perpetra
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Contextualizes criminal law by engaging in an in depth study of the legal and social characterizations of victims and perpetrators in U.S. law, politics and popular culture.


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