Richard M. Re

Co-Director, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy
Faculty Co-Director, PULSE @ UCLA Law (Program on Understanding Law, Science & Evidence
Professor of Law

  • A.B. Harvard University, 2004
  • M. Phil. University of Cambridge, 2005
  • J.D. Yale Law School, 2008
  • UCLA Faculty Since 2014

Richard M. Re is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in criminal procedure, federal courts, and constitutional law. Re is also the faculty co-director of PULSE, or the Program on Understanding Law, Science & Evidence.

Re’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, and Northwestern University Law Review, among others. Re’s 2016 article, "Narrowing Supreme Court Precedent From Below" received the annual prize from the AALS Federal Courts Section for the best paper on federal courts by an untenured professor. In 2017, the law school's graduating class selected Re as "Professor of the Year." And during the oral argument in Hughes v. United States (2018), the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court discussed Professor Re’s amicus brief criticizing the Marks rule.

Re earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. Re received his J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Re clerked for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Re also worked as an Honors Program attorney in the Criminal Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and practiced law at a firm in Washington, D.C.

Re is also a member of PrawfsBlawg and maintains his own blog, Re's Judicata.


  • Amicus Briefs
    • Brief of Professor Richard M. Re as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party, Hughes v. United States, UCLA School of Law Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper No. (2018). Full Text
  • Articles And Chapters
    • Clarity Doctrines, 86 University of Chicago Law Review 1497 (2019). Full Text
    • Developing Artificially Intelligent Justice (with Alicia Solow-Niederman), 22 Stanford Technology Law Review 242 (2019). Full Text
    • Beyond the Marks Rule, 132 Harvard Law Review 1942 (2019). Full Text
    • Second Thoughts on 'One Last Chance'?, 66 UCLA Law Review 634 (2019). Full Text
    • Fourth Amendment Fairness, 116 Michigan Law Review 1409 (2018). Full Text
    • "Equal Right to the Poor", 84 University of Chicago Law Review 1149 (2017). Full Text
    • Explaining SCOTUS Repeaters, 69 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 297 (2016). Full Text
    • Imagining Perfect Surveillance, 64 UCLA Law Review Discourse 264 (2016). Full Text
    • Narrowing Supreme Court Precedent from Below, 104 Georgetown Law Journal 921 (2016). Full Text
    • The Positive Law Floor, 129 Harvard Law Review Forum 313 (2016). Full Text
    • Promising the Constitution, 110 Northwestern University Law Review 299 (2016). Full Text
    • The New Holy Trinity, 18 Green Bag 2d 407 (2015). Full Text
    • Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court, 114 Columbia Law Review 1861 (2014). Full Text
    • The Doctrine of One Last Chance, 17 Green Bag 2d 173 (2014). Full Text
    • The Due Process Exclusionary Rule, 127 Harvard Law Review 1885 (2014). Full Text
    • Relative Standing, 102 Georgetown Law Journal 1191 (2014). Full Text
    • Should Chevron Have Two Steps?, 89 Indiana Law Journal 605 (2014). Full Text
    • On "A Ticket Good for One Day Only", 16 Green Bag 2D 155 (2013). Full Text
    • Voting and Vice: Criminal Disenfranchisement and the Reconstruction Amendments (with Christopher M. Re), 121 Yale Law Journal 1584 (2012). Full Text
    • Jury Poker: A Statistical Analysis of the Fair Cross-Section Requirement, 8 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 533 (2011). Full Text
    • Can Congress Overturn Graham v. Florida?, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 367 (2011). Full Text
    • Can Congress Overturn Kennedy v. Louisiana?, 33 Harvard Journal of Law & Policy 1031 (2010). Full Text
  • Other Publications
    • Introduction: AI Advances, Impacts, and Governance Concerns (with Edward Parson, Alicia Solow-Niederman and Elana Zeide), UCLA: The Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence (PULSE) (Feb. 8, 2019). Full Text
    • Foreword – Imagining the Legal Landscape: Technology and the Law in 2030 (with Jennifer Mnookin), 65 UCLA Law Review Discourse (2016). Full Text
    • Case Threw High Court a Curveball, Daily Journal (May 29, 2015).
    • Narrowing precedent at the U.S. High Court, Daily Journal (Dec. 4, 2014).
    • Comment, Remedying the Fourth Amendment's Reasonable Manner Requirement, United States v. Ankeny, 117 Yale Law Journal 723 (2008).
    • Note, Re-Justifying the Fair Cross-Section Requirement: Representation and Enfranchisement in the American Criminal Jury, 117 Yale Law Journal (2007). Full Text