Kiel Brennan-Marquez

Associate Professor of Law and William T. Golden Scholar
Kiel Brennan-Marquez
Office: Hosmer 120


Kiel Brennan-Marquez teaches courses in constitutional law, policing, evidence, and law and technology.  His research explores how the legal system organizes and processes information, from surveillance and data collection to the use of evidence at trial. He is interested in the nature of human judgment, as we confront the possibility—in the legal system and elsewhere—of powerful machines capable of outperforming human experts. He lectures widely, to both academic and non-academic audiences, and has published dozens of articles in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. His recent essay, Extremely Broad Laws, was selected for presentation at the Yale-Harvard-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

Professor Brennan-Marquez did his undergraduate work at Pomona College, where he majored in Religious Studies, with an emphasis in philosophy. His senior thesis—the longest in the history of the department—focused on the relationship between theories of belief and capitalism. He received his law degree from Yale, and he served as a clerk to the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York (retired), who presided over Floyd v. NYC, the challenge to New York City's now-reformed stop-and-frisk program. Before joining the UConn faculty, Prof. Brennan-Marquez taught at New York University Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Fair Notice in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in the Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI (Das, Dubber, & Pasquale) (2020) 

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Rethinking the Relationship Between Punishment and Policing, 17 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 399 (2020)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Extremely Broad Laws, 61 Ariz. L. Rev. 641 (2019)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, The Probabilism Debate That Never Was?, 23 Int’l J. Evidence & Proof 141 (2019)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez & Stephen Henderson, Artificial Intelligence and Role-Reversible Judgment, 109 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 137 (2019)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, The Constitutional Limits of Private Surveillance, 66 U. Kan. L. Rev. 485 (2018)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez & Stephen Henderson, Fourth Amendment Anxiety, 55 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2018)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, "Plausible Cause": Explanatory Requirements in the Age of Powerful Machines, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1249 (2017)

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