Research Associate Professor
Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
Malia Brink's research focuses on constitutional criminal procedure, civil rights, and theory of criminalization. She has published on the subjects of the right to counsel, misdemeanor courts, collateral consequences and prosecutorial immunity.
Prior to joining the AU faculty, Professor Brink served as Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where she oversaw criminal justice reform projects including efforts to improve public defense, challenges to over-sentencing, and a project to study misdemeanor courts and overcriminalization. Professor Brink also served as a Staff Attorney at the ACLU in Philadelphia and the Jerome J. Shestack Public Interest Fellow at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP.
Professor Brink clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
DegreesJ.D. University of Pennsylvania, cum laude
A.B. Dartmouth College, cum laude
- SPA - JPO/JLC
- Brandywine - 100
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
"Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise: Strategies from Chief Public Defenders," seminar for Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 7, 2013. Co-taught with Michael Drossner, Esq.; Albert Joseph Flora, Jr., Esq.; and Mary Catherine Roper, Esq.