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Morris R. Parker, Jr.


Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., University of Virginia

Morris Parker is an Adjunct Professor of Law. He teaches the Prosecution Externship Seminar, which provides students an opportunity to acquire practical experience in the...

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Morris Parker is an Adjunct Professor of Law. He teaches the Prosecution Externship Seminar, which provides students an opportunity to acquire practical experience in the area of criminal prosecution.

Professor Parker is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) where he has served as the Chief of the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit for the past three years. He manages a unit of fifteen federal prosecutors who handle a variety of cases, including racketeering offenses, narcotics trafficking offenses, and human trafficking offenses. Professor Parker also serves as the anti-gang coordinator for the USAO in EDVA. Previously, Professor Parker was the Chief of the Major Crimes Unit at the USAO for EDVA for nine years. During his eighteen-year tenure with the USAO in EDVA, Professor Parker has prosecuted violent crimes, human trafficking offenses, fraud, and narcotics trafficking offenses. He also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he prosecuted violent crimes. Professor Parker is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Forensic Science.

Professor Parker graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He received his B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

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