Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier, Professor, teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Capital Punishment & the Courts, Lawyering Seminar, and Moot Court. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
Before joining the CUNY Law faculty, he worked as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and taught at Tulane School of Law and Arizona State University College of Law. For several years he was a staff attorney at the Arizona Capital Representation Project, where he represented indigent capital defendants in state appeals, state post-conviction proceedings, federal habeas corpus proceedings and at clemency hearings. Additionally, he supervised and helped train capital defense attorneys throughout Arizona and was the editor of a quarterly legal publication on legal developments in the death penalty area.
Professor Kirchmeier is the author of numerous law review articles about criminal procedure, constitutional law, and the death penalty. In addition to his writings that have appeared in journals, books, reports, and practice publications, he is also the co-author of a study aid for first-year law students.
Professor Kirchmeier remains active in death penalty work, and is a member (and former Chair) of the Capital Punishment Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He appeared before a New York Assembly joint committee deciding whether the death penalty should be reinstated in New York. His awards include a President's Commendation by Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Young Alumni Award from Case Western Reserve University, and the Outstanding Professor Award.