Kari Larsen, J.D., LI.M.

Associate Professor & Chair of Criminal Justice Department

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Kari Larsen earned a B.A. in English from Saint Peter’s College, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an Ll.M. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York, where she tried misdemeanor and felony cases. She has also served as a municipal prosecutor in Bergen County, N.J., and drafted motions and briefs for a number of criminal defense cases.

Professor Larsen has been the chair of the criminal justice department since 2016, and she has taught courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice Ethics, Healthcare Law & Policy, and Philosophy of Jurisprudence. Her research interests include H.I.V. law and policy, mental health in the criminal justice system, and Emmett Till’s life, death and legacy.