Professor Ben Gershman is among the country’s leading authorities on prosecutorial misconduct. He is frequently quoted in the national media as an expert on a wide range of legal topics. At Pace Law School, Prof. Gershman teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Evidence.
Prior to joining Pace Law as one of the original faculty members, Prof. Gershman was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation. He previously worked as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, and served as the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the justice system for four years. He is also active on several Bar Association committees, and is a frequent pro bono litigator.
Prof. Gershman has written two books, The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering and Prosecutorial Misconduct, and has published countless articles on prosecutorial and judicial ethics.
Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, criminal law, prosecutorial misconduct, trial, evidence