J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Brown University
Criminal Law & Procedure
Professor Cortney Lollar teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, with a particular focus on the intersections among criminal law, remedies, race, gender, sexuality, and social science. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts. Professor Lollar's expertise in criminal law and procedure has led to her invited testimony before the Department of Defense Judicial Proceedings Panel on sexual assault in the military and Chief Justice Roberts's Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program (also known as the Cardone Commission).
She has provided argument preview and case analysis for SCOTUSblog, and quoted by major media outlets, such as the New York Times, Al-Jazeera America, and People magazine. Professor Lollar's publications have appeared in top scholarly journals, including the Virginia Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, and Alabama Law Review, among others. Prior to joining the Georgia State University College of Law, Professor Lollar was the inaugural Norman and Carole Harned Law and Public Policy professor at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, where she received the university-wide Great Teachers Award in 2022. She also taught as a clinical faculty fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously represented adult and juvenile defendants at the trial and appellate level at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
She has served as a legal consultant in India for I-MAK, and a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. Professor Lollar received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Social Change.