Hofstra Law Faculty

Evelyn Malavé

Associate Professor of Law


JD, 2013, New York Univ (NYU); BA, 2005, Yale Univ


Professor Malavé teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, and Race and the Law.

Professor Malavé joined Hofstra in the fall of 2022. She was previously an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. Before entering academia, Professor Malavé was a public defender for six years at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn and Queens. She clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis in the Southern District of New York.

Professor Malavé’s research focuses on the intersection of race, poverty, politics, and narrative in state criminal courts. Her scholarship explores under-scrutinized levers of decision-making in criminal court and analyzes the implications for our understanding of the role of criminal courts in society. Her first article, Criminal Courteaucracy, is forthcoming in the American Criminal Law Review.

Professor Malavé received a B.A. in English with a Writing Concentration from Yale University. She graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.

Curriculum Vitae


Criminal Courteaucracy (forthcoming, American Criminal Law Review 2024)

Prison Health Care After the Affordable Care Act: Envisioning an End to the Policy of Neglect, 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 700 (2014)

Conviction Integrity Units: Toward Prosecutorial Self-Regulation?, in Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform: Making Justice (Marvin Zalman & Julia L. Carrano eds.) (2013), with Yotam Barkai

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LAW 1710 CRIMINAL LAW Graduate
LAW 3911 RACE AND THE LAW Graduate