Ingrid Eagly is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, where she teaches and writes about immigration law, criminal law, evidence, and public interest lawyering. Professor Eagly also serves as Faculty Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, a specialization that trains and mentors future public interest lawyers. In 2017, she was awarded UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Eagly’s recent scholarship explores a range of topics, including the criminalization of border crossing; the privatization of police policymaking; the role of sanctuary cities in the United States; the detention of families seeking asylum at the border; and barriers to access to counsel in immigration court. Her writing appears regularly in leading law reviews, and is frequently cited in the popular press.
Professor Eagly received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and A.B. in Public Policy and International Affairs from Princeton University. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable David H. Coar of the United States District Court in Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2008, Professor Eagly practiced law as a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (LAF) and as a Soros Justice Fellow at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). She later served as a trial attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.