Mary D. Fan

  • Jack R. MacDonald Endowed Chair
  • Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-4971
Email: mdfan@uw.edu

Education

J.D. 2003, Yale Law School M.Phil. 2008, University of Cambridge B.A., magna cum laude, 2000, University of Arizona

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law and Procedure — Evidence — Immigration and Refugee Law — Police and Law Enforcement — Privacy — Prosecution and Prosecutorial Ethics

Recent Courses

LAW A 505 Criminal Law
LAW B 503 Evidence
LAW B 515 Criminal Procedure: Investigation

Selected Publications

  • Mary D. Fan, Perilous Science: Persistence and Survival in Politically Dangerous Research Domains (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2020).
  • Mary D. Fan, Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy, and Audiovisual Big Data (Cambridge University Press 2019). 261 pages.

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Mary D. Fan's research and teaching are informed by her experiences as a federal prosecutor and as an associate legal officer at a United Nations criminal tribunal. Professor Fan's expertise includes U.S. and international criminal law and procedure, evidence, privacy, and immigration.  She is the author of numerous articles and two books: Camera PowerProof, Policing, Privacy, and Audiovisual Big Data (Cambridge University Press 2019) and Perilous Science: Persistence and Survival in Politically Dangerous Research Domains (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2020).

Trained in epidemiology and anthropology as well as law, she collaborates on interdisciplinary violence prevention research as a core faculty member at Harborview Medical Center's Injury Prevention & Research Center.  Professor Fan was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2012 and is an Advisor to the ALI's Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Crimes Project.  She is the 2019 Chair of the Law & Anthropology Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).  She is a two-time recipient of the Dean's Medal for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Mary Fan clerked for the Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge O-Gon Kwon at the first war crimes tribunal since the World War II era. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. At Yale, she was a Notes Editor for the Yale Law Journal, a Managing Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law, and a Coker Teaching Fellow. She was awarded the Jewell Prize and the Nathan Burkan Prize for her publications.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews


Books or Treatises

  • Mary D. Fan, Perilous Science: Persistence and Survival in Politically Dangerous Research Domains (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2020).
  • Mary D. Fan, Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy, and Audiovisual Big Data (Cambridge University Press 2019). 261 pages.
  • Antonio A. Cassese, Guido G. Acquaviva, Mary De Ming Fan & Alex A. Whiting, International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary (Oxford University Press 2011). 600 pages.

Book Chapters

  • Mary D. Fan, Post-Racial Proxy Battles over Immigration, in Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy 229-58 (Carissa Byrne Hessick & Gabriel J. Chin eds., NYU Press 2014).
  • Mary D. Fan, The Law of Immigration and Crime, in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime and Immigration 628-59 (Sandra Bucerius & Michael Tonry eds., Oxford University Press, 2013).

News Media


Other Publications

  • Frederick P. Rivara & Mary D. Fan, Opinion, Pediatricians, Firearms, and the First Amendment, 171 JAMA Pediatrics 723-24 (2017).

  • Speaker, "The Judge, the Refugee and the Deportee", University of California, Berkeley School of Law (September 6, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Perilous Science", University of California, Berkeley Program on Reducing Gun Violence (June 24, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Big Data, Big Decisions", with Ryan Calo, Spring Program, Washington Supreme Court and Appellate Judges (March 27, 2019)
  • Panelist, "Contemporary Issues in Policing Panel", Law of the Police Conference, University of South Carolina (March 1, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Starving Science: Producing Knowledge and Ignorance", Annual Meeting, Law & Anthropology Section Progam, Association of American Law Schools (January 5, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Audiovisual Analytics and Smarter Early Intervention Systems for Policing", Federal Responses to Police Misconduct: Possibilities and Limits, University of Illinois School of Law (April 4, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Firearms and Family Violence: Preventing Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence", Family Violence Symposium, Continuing Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente Doctors (March 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Nondisclosure of Police Body Camera Videos", Law Review Symposium: Badge Cams as Data and Deterrent: Law Enforcement, the Public and the Press in the Age of Digital Video, University of North Carolina School of Law (November 3, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy", Faculty Colloquium, University of Colorado Law School (September 8, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Preventing Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence", The Politicization of Safety Conference, University of California- Irvine (April 7, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy", Criminal Justice Roundtable, Vanderbilt Law School (November 11, 2016)
  • Speaker, "On the Record, All the Time: Setting an Agenda for Audiovisual Evidence Management", UCLA Department of Information Studies, National Forum Working Group (August 17, 2016)
  • Speaker, "Camera Power: § 1983 and Civil Rights Settlements", Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Symposium, University of Alabama (April 1, 2016)
  • Speaker, "Prosecutorial Dissonance", Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association (May 30, 2015)
  • Speaker, "Presidential Plenary: The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law", Western Society of Criminology (February 20, 2015)