Richard M. Re is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in criminal procedure, federal courts, and constitutional law. Re is also the faculty co-director of PULSE, or the Program on Understanding Law, Science & Evidence.
Re’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, and Northwestern University Law Review, among others. Re’s 2016 article, "Narrowing Supreme Court Precedent From Below" received the annual prize from the AALS Federal Courts Section for the best paper on federal courts by an untenured professor. In 2017, the law school's graduating class selected Re as "Professor of the Year." And during the oral argument in Hughes v. United States (2018), the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court discussed Professor Re’s amicus brief criticizing the Marks rule.
Re earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. Re received his J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Re clerked for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Re also worked as an Honors Program attorney in the Criminal Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and practiced law at a firm in Washington, D.C.
Re is also a member of PrawfsBlawg and maintains his own blog, Re's Judicata.