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Ben K Grunwald

Professor of Law
School of Law
Office 4012 Duke Law School, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362 Ofc 4012, Durham, NC 27708


Ben Grunwald’s academic interests include criminal procedure, criminal law, constitutional law, juvenile justice, and empirical methods. His recent work has examined the capacity of open-file discovery to check prosecutorial power, the relationship between sentencing guidelines and the fairness of sentences, and the optimal age of majority for separating the juvenile and adult justice systems.

Grunwald joined the Duke Law faculty in 2017 after serving as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously clerked for the Honorable Thomas Ambro on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He holds a JD, a PhD in Criminology, an AM in Statistics, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Law · 2022 - Present School of Law

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Pennsylvania · 2015 Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania · 2014 J.D.