Kiel Brennan-Marquez teaches courses in constitutional law, evidence, and law and technology. His research focuses on the nature of human judgment and the role of courts—especially in the criminal context—in the age of big data and algorithmic decision-making. He also writes about policing and over-criminalization (often as they intersect with new technology), as well as jurisprudential theory and epistemology. Among all these research themes, the unifying thread is an interest in the way the legal system organizes and processes information, from surveillance and data collection to the use of data by law enforcement authorities before and during trial. His most recent article, a work-in-progress entitled Very 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, The Constitutional Limits of Private Surveillance, U. Kan. L. Rev. (2018)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, "Plausible Cause": Explanatory Requirements in the Age of Powerful Machines, Vand. L. Rev. (2017)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Fourth Amendment Anxiety, Am. Crim. L. Rev. (2017) (with Stephen Henderson)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Fourth Amendment Fiduciaries, Fordham L. Rev. (2015)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Paul Kahn, Statutes and Democratic Self-Authorship, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (2014)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Going Through the Motions, Greenbag (2014)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, The Faces of Judicial Naivete, Const. Comm. (2014)
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, A Quite Principled Conceit, U. Chi. L. Rev. (2013)