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Kira Antell


Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton; J.D., Boston University; M.A. University of Maryland, College Park

Professor Antell is a senior counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice where she develops policy initiatives informed by...

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Professor Antell is a senior counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice where she develops policy initiatives informed by empirical evidence, component perspectives, and external policy considerations. She was formerly at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent bi-partisan agency in the judicial branch. Professor Antell served in the Commission’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, most recently as the acting director of that office. At the Commission, she advocated in formal and informal communication with members of Congress and congressional staff on implementation of legislation, changes to federal sentencing policy, and criminal law development. Professor Antell earned a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice after beginning her practice of law and brings an inter-disciplinary and research-based focus to policy-making.

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