Andrea Roth in outside setting

Research Expertise and Interest

forensic science, criminal procedure, criminal law, DNA, evidence law, criminal justice

Research Description

Andrea Roth joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2011, after 3 years as a Grey Fellow at Stanford and 9 years as a public defender in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on how pedigreed concepts of criminal procedure and evidentiary law work in an era of technology-based prosecutions. Her recent publications include “The Embarrassing Sixth Amendment” (forthcoming Cal. L. Rev. 2023); “The Lost Right to Jury Trial in ‘All’ Criminal Prosecutions (Duke L.J. 2022); and “Machine Testimony,” 126 Yale L.J. 1972 (2017). She is also a co-author on a leading Evidence casebook (Sklansky & Roth). In 2021, she was appointed chair of the Legal Resource Task Group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees and is one of several faculty co-directors of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute. She also currently chairs the Berkeley campus’s Committee on Teaching.

In 2019 Roth was one of four recipients of the campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2017, she received the campus-wide Prytanean Faculty Award, given to one pretenure woman faculty member. In 2016, she received the law school’s Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also received teaching awards from Women of Berkeley Law and the Berkeley Criminal Law Journal.


B.S./B.A., Mathematics and Political Science, University of New Mexico (1995)
J.D., Yale Law School (1998)

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