Faculty Profiles

Ingrid Eagly

Ingrid V. Eagly

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest and Policy
A.B. Princeton University, 1991
J.D. Harvard, 1995
UCLA Faculty Since 2008

Ingrid Eagly is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her primary research and teaching interests include immigration law, criminal adjudication, evidence, and public interest lawyering. Professor Eagly’s recent scholarship explores access to counsel in immigration court, the treatment of noncitizens in the criminal justice system, the use of technology in the courtroom, and the changing role of institutional public defenders. 

Eagly is a graduate of Princeton University, where her studies focused on public policy, civil rights, and poverty. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Professor Eagly clerked for the Honorable David Coar of the United States District Court in Chicago. Eagly also practiced as a Skadden Fellow in the Women’s Law Project of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and as a Soros Criminal Justice Fellow at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Eagly served as a trial attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.

At UCLA, Professor Eagly is Faculty Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, a specialization that trains and mentors future public interest lawyers. She also teaches the Criminal Defense Clinic and serves as faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice Society. She is an affiliated faculty member of the UCLA Program on International Migration and the Critical Race Studies Program. Eagly is also the recipient of a 2017 Academic Senate UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor that UCLA can bestow on faculty.

Eagly’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, among others.