Faculty Profiles

Ingrid Eagly

Ingrid V. Eagly

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy
A.B. Princeton University, 1991
J.D. Harvard Law School, 1995
UCLA Faculty Since 2008

Ingrid Eagly is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her research focuses on immigration law and policy, criminal adjudication, and public interest lawyering. Professor Eagly’s recent scholarship explores policing policy and criminal justice reform, immigration detention, and the treatment of noncitizens in the criminal justice system.

Professor Eagly practiced law as a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and as a Soros Criminal Justice Fellow at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. She later served as a trial attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles. Professor Eagly clerked for the Honorable David Coar of the United States District Court in Chicago and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

At UCLA, Professor Eagly serves as Faculty Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, a specialization that trains and mentors future public interest lawyers. She also teaches Evidence, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and other courses on public interest lawyering. In 2017, she received UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Eagly’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, among others.