Tiffany Jeffers is an Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. She was previously on the faculty at Penn State Dickinson Law and taught legal writing, and bar preparation courses focused on contracts, evidence and torts. Tiffany has taught criminal procedure as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Her areas of scholarly interests include racial inequities in the criminal justice system with particular focus on Black youth in the juvenile justice system. An additional focal point of Tiffany’s scholarship and teaching lies at the intersection of legal education reform and providing equitable access to the legal profession for underrepresented communities.
Before transitioning to academia, Tiffany served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore County, Maryland. She tried misdemeanor and felony cases before the district and circuit courts of Baltimore County. She spent time in the sex offense and child abuse unit, the juvenile division, and the felony trial team. Prior to her work as a prosecutor, Tiffany was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College and a J.D. from Penn State University, Dickinson Law.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"The significance of the guilty verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder," coverage in Vox, November 24, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Tiffany Jeffers.
"What Do the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trials Tell Us About the 2020 Racial Reckoning?," coverage on NBC Connecticut, November 18, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Tiffany Jeffers.
"What's at Stake in the Trial on Ahmaud Arbery's Killing," coverage by NBC 4 Washington, October 19, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Tiffany Jeffers.
"Derek Chauvin Verdict: Legal Community Reactions (Podcast)," coverage by Bloomberg Law, April 21, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Tiffany Jeffers.