Jared M. Trujillo (he/him) is an Associate Professor of Law. He teaches Constitutional Law, as well as legal writing, and courses focused on the criminal and juvenile legal systems. Jared most recently served as Senior Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where he helped draft and amend several bills that have become law, lobbied elected officials, testified for and against legislative efforts, and worked with directly impacted populations to educate the public and elected officials on criminal and juvenile legal system issues. Before working at the NYCLU, Jared served as President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (UAW Local 2325), and he was a juvenile defense and criminal defense attorney at the Legal Aid Society NYC. He taught as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law from 2016 through 2021.

Jared regularly appears in local and national media, where he discusses sentencing, bail, solitary confinement, the policing of LGBTQ+ communities, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, foster care, and the decriminalization of sex work.

In addition to his work at CUNY, Jared is one of the co-chairs of the LGBTQ+ Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, a board member of the New York State Defense Attorney Association,  a board member of Advocacy Institute, and a steering committee member of Decrim NY.


Law Review Articles

Jared Trujillo, Reducing Multigenerational Poverty in New York Through Sentencing Reform, 26 CUNY L. Rev. 225 (2023).

Essays and Editorials

Jared M. Trujillo, “Rolling Back Bail Reform Won’t Solve New York’s Problem With Crime. Here’s Why” (The Journal News/USA Today Network, March 2023)

Jared M. Trujillo & Simon McCormack, “Solitary Is Torture. Corrections Unions Want to Use it More Often” (New York Civil Liberties Union, June 2022)

Jared M. Trujillo et al., “Disband the NYPD Virtueless Vice Squad” (New York Daily News, March 2022)

Jared M. Trujillo & Jonathan Ben-Menachem, “Alvin Bragg, Preet Bharara and Criminal Justice Reform” (New York Daily News, December 2020)

Jared M. Trujillo, “Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Sex Workers Targeted Again By Politicians” (The Advocate, July 2020)

Jared M. Trujillo et al., “If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions” (Left Voice, June 2020)

Jared Trujillo stands in front of a window, smiling.