Christopher Lau

WIP Assistant Clinical Professor

Christopher  Lau

Pronouns: He/Him

Room 4318C, Law School

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J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
M.P.A., Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs
B.A., Wesleyan University


Christopher is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of The Wisconsin Innocence Project Clinic. 

Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he taught in the Criminal Defense Clinic. He started his legal career as a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Bronx Defenders, where he had the privilege of defending people enmeshed in the criminal legal system. 

His research examines alternatives to the current system's focus on policing and prosecution.

He holds a joint J.D.- M.P.A. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. 

Scholarship & Publications


Law Repository


  • Christopher Lau presented on a panel about Non-Carceral Solutions to Gun Violence during the University of Minnesota Law Review's Symposium Oct. 27, 2023. 

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