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  Name:   Prof. Jody Armour
Month: February 2007
Schools: Harvard AB Sociology 1982,
UC Berkeley JD 1986
Organization: University of Southern California
Title: Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law

Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Professor Armour's expertise ranges from personal injury claims to racial profiling, stereotypes, prejudice and the rule of law. Professor Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision making as well as torts and tort reform movements.

A widely published scholar and popular lecturer, Professor Armour is a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute's Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. He has published articles in Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review,
Boston College Law Review, Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, University of Colorado Law Review, and University of Pittsburgh Law Review. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America, (New York University Press, 1997), received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. He is currently working on a book entitled Hearts and Minds in Blame and Punishment, which examines issues of discrimination in the criminal justice system. Professor Armour is a regular legal analyst on KABC News and a sought-after legal expert on a variety of criminal law issues.

Prof. Armour earned his A.B. degree in Sociology at Harvard University and his J.D. degree from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining University of Southern California he was an associate at Morrison & Foerster and taught at Boalt Hall, Indiana University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Armour currently teaches students a diverse array of subjects, including Criminal Law, Enterprise Liability, Prejudice and the Rule of Law, Stereotypes and Law, and Torts.



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