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College of Law

Florida State University


Criminal Law Faculty

Avlana K. Eisenberg

Avlana K. Eisenberg

Assistant Professor

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, 326A
Phone: 850.644.2800
Fax: 850.644.5487


J.D., Stanford Law School, 2004
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1997

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Professor Eisenberg’s research focuses on the law and practice of criminal punishment. Her work has been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and her recent publications have appeared in the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review.

Professor Eisenberg comes to Florida State from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow, and as a Climenko Fellow and lecturer on law. Before entering law teaching, she was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C. and a pro bono fellow at the D.C. Public Defender Service. She earned her law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California State Bar.

Professor Eisenberg teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Prison Law and Policy. In 2018-2019, she will be a visiting professor at Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School.

Select Recent Publications

Mass Monitoring, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 123 (2017)

Incarceration Incentives in the Decarceration Era, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 71 (2016)

Criminal Infliction of Emotional Distress, 113 Mich. L. Rev. 607 (2015)

Expressive Enforcement
, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 858 (2014)