Danieli Evans

Danieli Evans

Assistant Professor of Law

 Sullivan Hall 421


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  • Constitutional law
  • Discrimination/equality law
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure and policing
  • Law and social science


  • Yale Law School, Ph.D. in Law, with distinction, 2023
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2012
  • University of Miami, B.A., summa cum laude, 2009


Danieli Evans teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Social Science. Broadly stated, her research is about law, inequality, and social welfare. Her work investigates how people's experiences with law and societal institutions influence their sense of belonging, and how this impacts their wellbeing and social/economic opportunities. Much of her work is informed by social science and behavioral science. Her writing spans topics from the criminal legal system and policing to constitutional law and discrimination law. Her articles have been published in the Virginia Law Review, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Psychology, Crime & Law, among others.

Danieli served as a law clerk for Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She also held positions as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she advised state governments on criminal legal system policy; a Research Scholar in Law at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, where she contributed to research pertaining to procedural justice, legitimacy, and trust; a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the National Constitution Center, where she oversaw the content of media and resources related to the Supreme Court and the Constitution; a litigation associate at the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Figel & Frederick PLLC, where she practiced primarily appellate litigation; and as counsel the firm of Cader Adams LLP, where she consulted on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School.


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