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Chaz Arnett

Chaz Arnett

Assistant Professor of Law

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Professor Chaz Arnett is an assistant professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching courses in criminal procedure, legal ethics, juvenile justice, and education law. Prof. Arnett’s research interests rest at the intersection of criminal law, technology, and surveillance studies. His most recent scholarship examines the ways in which surveillance measures are used within the criminal justice system and the impact these practices have on historically marginalized groups and vulnerable populations.

Prior to teaching, Prof. Arnett served as a trial attorney with public defender offices in Baltimore and New Orleans, and as a staff attorney with the Advancement Project, where he assisted in local and national campaigns aimed at combating the school-to-prison pipeline. As a recipient of the prestigious Satter Fellowship, through Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, he also worked with the International Center for Transitional Justice on issues of constitutional development in Zimbabwe, and asylum cases for Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his commitment toward furthering human rights through criminal justice reform.

JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Morehouse College

Selected Publications

Virtual Shackles: Electronic Surveillance and the Adultification of Juvenile Courts, 108 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 399 (2018).

From Decarceration to E-carceration, Cardozo Law Review. (forthcoming 2019).

Awards and Honors

  • National Juvenile Justice Network, Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow, 2014-2015
  • BMe Community Leader Award & Grant Recipient, 2014-2015