Perry Moriearty

  • Associate Professor Law

Brown University, B.A.
New York University, J.D.

Office: 190P
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor Perry Moriearty joined the faculty in 2008 with expertise in clinical legal education and juvenile justice. She teaches criminal law, race and the law, and co-directs the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Moriearty writes in the areas of juvenile law and justice, criminal law and race and the law.

Before joining the Law School faculty, she taught in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the University of Denver, which specializes in landlord-tenant and wage and hour matters, and the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, which represents children charged with delinquency and criminal offenses.

Professor Moriearty received a B.A. with honors in English and American Literature from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University. She then spent five years as an associate with Ropes & Gray in Boston, specializing in civil litigation, labor and employment, and white collar criminal defense matters, and a year with the Juvenile Defense Network, a project of the juvenile division of the public defender’s office focused on training juvenile defenders throughout Massachusetts.

Professor Moriearty serves on the boards of the McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based non-profit foundation, the Clinical legal Education Association, a national organization supporting the work of clinical legal educators, and the Council on Crime and Justice, a local non-profit agency focused on criminal and social justice. She has worked closely with legal services and grassroots organizations assisting underserved juvenile populations throughout her career and has been actively involved in the passage of several pieces of legislation.


Juvenile Justice

Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic

Indian Child Welfare Clinic

Criminal Law


Journal Articles

  • Implementing Proportionality, 50 U.C. Davis Law Review 961 (2017)
    | SSRN
  • The Trilogy and Beyond, 62 South Dakota Law Review 539 (2017)
  • Miller v. Alabama and the Retroactivity of Proportionality Rules, 17 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 929 (2015)
    | SSRN
  • Cognitive Warfare and Young Black Males in America, 15 Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 281 (2012) William Carson
  • Framing Justice: Media, Bias, and Legal Decisionmaking, 69 Maryland Law Review 849 (2010)
    | SSRN
  • Combating the Color-Coded Confinement of Kids: An Equal Protection Remedy, 32 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 285 (2008)
    | SSRN

Editorials, Commentary & Letters

  • Editorial Counterpoint: What’s Missing from Sentencing Talk: Redemption, Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2016 Bradford Colbert, John Stuart & William M. Ward
  • Restoring Rehabilitation to the American Juvenile Justice System, JURIST - Forum, Sept. 24, 2012 (op-ed)

Other Publications

  • Reproductive Health Services, Antitrust and Hospital Mergers, 14 Antitrust Health Care Chronicle 2 (Summer 2000) Thomas Susman

Contact Information

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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