Deborah Ahrens is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law and is a Visiting Professor at USF School of Law for the 2021-2022 school year. Her research focuses primarily on how criminal law and policing reflect social values, as well as how criminal law intersects with pregnancy, parenting, and schooling. She is involved in several professional legal organizations in Washington State and gives frequent media interviews about current criminal law issues and cases.
NYU, JD, 2000, Harvard University, Masters in Public Policy, 1996, Brown University, BA in Public Policy, 1994
Drug policy, Fourth Amendment, Evidence, Race and criminal law