Carissa Byrne Hessick received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Potter Stewart Prize for the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Barbara S. Jones on the Southern District of New York and for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.
Before joining the faculty at Carolina Law, Professor Hessick taught on the faculties at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. She also spent two years as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. While at Arizona State, Professor Hessick won the Outstanding Teacher Award, which is awarded based on a vote of the graduating class.
Professor Hessick’s areas of research and expertise include criminal sentencing, criminal law, and child pornography.
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In a Federalist Society blog posted on August 9, 2017, “The Danger Posed by the...
SCOTUScast 5-8-17 featuring Carissa Hessick
On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court decided Beckles v. United States. Travis Beckles, who...
SCOTUScast 12-21-16 featuring Carissa Byrne Hessick
On November 28, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Beckles v. United States....
Short video featuring Carissa Hessick discussing Lockhart v. United States
Professor Carissa Hessick of the University of Utah discusses the application of the rules of...
My longtime good friend Bill Otis has written a very clever “quick-hitter” baker’s dozen reasons...