Stephanie Holmes Didwania

Associate Professor of Law


Professor Stephanie Holmes Didwania writes and teaches about criminal law and criminal procedure. Her scholarship uses empirical methods to study the criminal legal system. She is primarily interested in understanding how prosecutors exercise discretion in criminal cases and in federal pretrial detention. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Law and Economics Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Legal Studies, as well as in student-edited law journals such as the Northwestern University Law Review and the Southern California Law Review. 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Social Science

Selected Publications

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  • Ph.D., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • B.S., University of Chicago

Prior Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Law, 2021-2023, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Assistant Professor of Law, 2019-2021, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law, 2018-2019, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018, American Bar Foundation

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