Walter P. Loughlin, a graduate Yale University (JD and MA), were he was Note Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and UCLA (BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), has taught civil procedure, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, legal ethics, and law and psychiatry at Columbia, Rutgers, and Cardozo Law Schools. He has taught a seminar on the Interplay of Civil and Criminal Law at Columbia Law School, where he is Lecturer in Law, for over 20 years. In the Fall Term 2016, Professor Loughlin taught this seminar and the Interpretation of Statutes at JGLS. Professor Loughlin was Assistant United States Attorney and Chief Appellate Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and in private law practice in Manhattan. He is co-author of Modern Federal Jury Instructions, a standard treatise which has been cited authoritatively by the United States Supreme Court and other courts. Professor Loughlin received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association for his role in obtaining the release of Ernest Willis, who was on death row in Texas for 17 years before his exoneration.