Danieli Evans

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Contact

Sullivan Hall 421 
206-398-4007
devans1@seattleu.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Law candidate, Yale Law School
J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
B.A., University of Miami, summa cum laude, 2009

Specializations

Criminal law
Criminal procedure and policing
Constitutional law and civil rights litigation
Discrimination law
Law and social science/psychology
Law and inequality

Biography

Danieli Evans is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. Broadly stated, her research is about law and inequality. She investigates the social and political dynamics that produce inequality, and argues for reforms that would make society more inclusive, equitable, and democratic. 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; Stanford Law & Policy Review; Georgetown Law Journal; and Psychology, Crime & Law, among others.

Prior to joining Seattle University School of Law, she 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 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 and democratic legitimacy; a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the National Constitution Center, where she produced educational materials related to the Constitution; and a litigation associate at the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Figel & Frederick PLLC, where she practiced primarily appellate litigation. She is counsel at the firm of Cader Adams LLP, where she consults on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and is currently a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale Law School.

Publications

Procedurally Just Organizational Climates Improve Relations Between Corrections Officers and Incarcerated Individuals, Psychology, Crime & Law (2020) (with Estée Rubien-Thomas, Thomas O’Brien, Jennifer A. Richeson, B.J. Casey, Tracey Meares, Tom Tyler & Arielle Baskin-Sommers)

 

Socioeconomic Status Discrimination, 104 Va. L. Rev. 1283 (2018)

 

Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment, 124 Penn. L. Rev. 349 (2016) (with Dan Kahan, David Hoffman, Neal Devins, Judge Eugene Lucci, & Katherine Cheng)

 

Religious Objections to the Death Penalty After Hobby Lobby, 27 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (2015)

 

Commercial Religious Exercise: Translating the Commercial Speech Doctrine to the Free Exercise Clause, 103 Geo. L. J. Online 50 (2014)

 

Magna Carta and Sovereign Immunity: Strained Bedfellows in Magna Carta and the Rule of Law (Daniel B. Magraw & F. William Brownell, eds.) (2014) (with Judge Diane P. Wood)

 

The “Nixon Sabotage”: The Political Origins of the Equal Protection Challenge to the Voting Rights Act, 33 Boston College J. of L. & Soc. Just. 325 (2013)

 

Imagining a Same Sex Marriage Decision Based on Dignity: Considering Human Experience in Constitutional Law, 37 N.Y.U. Rev. of L. & Soc. Change 251 (2013)

 

Procedurally Just Organizational Climates Improve Relations Between Corrections Officers and Incarcerated Individuals, Psychology, Crime & Law (2020) (with Estée Rubien-Thomas, Thomas O’Brien, Jennifer A. Richeson, B.J. Casey, Tracey Meares, Tom Tyler & Arielle Baskin-Sommers)

 

Socioeconomic Status Discrimination, 104 Va. L. Rev. 1283 (2018)

 

Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment, 124 Penn. L. Rev. 349 (2016) (with Dan Kahan, David Hoffman, Neal Devins, Judge Eugene Lucci, & Katherine Cheng)

 

Religious Objections to the Death Penalty After Hobby Lobby, 27 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (2015)

 

Commercial Religious Exercise: Translating the Commercial Speech Doctrine to the Free Exercise Clause, 103 Geo. L. J. Online 50 (2014)

 

Magna Carta and Sovereign Immunity: Strained Bedfellows in Magna Carta and the Rule of Law (Daniel B. Magraw & F. William Brownell, eds.) (2014) (with Judge Diane P. Wood)

 

The “Nixon Sabotage”: The Political Origins of the Equal Protection Challenge to the Voting Rights Act, 33 Boston College J. of L. & Soc. Just. 325 (2013)

 

Imagining a Same Sex Marriage Decision Based on Dignity: Considering Human Experience in Constitutional Law, 37 N.Y.U. Rev. of L. & Soc. Change 251 (2013)

 

What Would Congress Want? If We Want to Know, Why Not Ask?, 81 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 1191 (2013)

 

‘They Saw a Protest’: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 851 (2012) (with Dan Kahan, David Hoffman, Donald Braman, & Jeffrey Rachlinski)

 

Note: Concrete Private Interest in Regulatory Enforcement: Tradable Environmental Rights as a Basis for Standing, 29 Yale J. on Reg. 201 (2012)hat Would Congress Want? If We Want to Know, Why Not Ask?, 81 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 1191 (2013)

 

‘They Saw a Protest’: Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 851 (2012) (with Dan Kahan, David Hoffman, Donald Braman, & Jeffrey Rachlinski)

 

Note: Concrete Private Interest in Regulatory Enforcement: Tradable Environmental Rights as a Basis for Standing, 29 Yale J. on Reg. 201 (2012)