Professor Eve Brensike Primus teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and habeas corpus, and writes about structural reform in the criminal justice system. Her scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as state appellate courts. She has won the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching and has been nominated for the University-wide Golden Apple Teaching Award. Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, she was an attorney in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. In that office, Professor Primus worked both as a trial attorney and as an appellate litigator, appearing several times before the state's highest court. Professor Primus also has participated in the lawmaking process, giving legislative testimony and helping to draft proposed legislation on criminal justice issues. Professor Primus holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a JD, summa cum laude, from Michigan Law. In law school, she was an articles editor for the Michigan Law Review, a board member for the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, and the winner of the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award—the Law School's highest honor. Prior to law school, Professor Primus worked as a criminal investigator for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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