Kevin Lapp teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure at UCLA School of Law. He is currently Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Children and the Law, and Immigration Law. Before joining the Loyola faculty, Professor Lapp taught at the New York University School of Law. He spent four years at the Legal Aid Society of New York City in the Juvenile Rights Practice, representing young people in juvenile delinquency and child welfare proceedings.
Professor Lapp's scholarship critically examines the special place of children and adolescents in the law. His work has explored the evolving scope of Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections and their application to juveniles, the expansion of the modern culture of dataveillance to youth, and the right of child litigants to counsel. Lapp also considers the ways that nations define and regulate membership, and examines the results of countries incorporating punitive criminal justice norms into immigration law.
Professor Lapp earned in B.A. cum laude from University of Puget Sound, his M.A. from University of Georgia, and his J.D. magna cum laude Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and Senior Articles Editor for New York University Review of Law and Social Change. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable A. Howard Matz in the Central District of California.
His publications have appeared in UCLA Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and Hastings Law Journal among others.