Erik Luna

Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional & Criminal Law

Erik Luna teaches and writes primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and received his J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School. Upon graduation, Luna was a prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and a fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Luna has served as the senior Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, where he taught at Victoria University Law School (Wellington, NZ) and conducted research on sentencing alternatives. He has also been a visiting scholar with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, DE), a visiting professor with the Cuban Society of Penal Sciences (Havana, CU), a visiting professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (The Hague, NL), and a research fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn, DE). Prior to coming to ASU, Luna was the Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, and before that, he was the Hugh B. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Utah. Among other professional affiliations, he is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute and a member of the American Law Institute.

Selected Works

Erik Luna & Wayne McCormack, Understanding the Law of Terrorism (2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press 2015).

The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective (Erik Luna & Marianne Wade, eds., Oxford University Press 2012).

Erik Luna & Joshua A. T. Fairfield, Digital Innocence, 99 Cornell L. Rev. 981 (2014).

Prosecutor King, 1 Stan. J. of Crim. L. & Pol'y 48 (2014).

Rage Against the Machine: A Reply to Professors Bierschbach and Bibas, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 2245 (2013).

The Bin Laden Exception, 106 Nw. U.L. Rev. 1489 (2012).


Assistant: Leanna Walker

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., University of Southern California (1993)

J.D., Stanford University (1996)