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Prof. Mark C. Niles Joins the Hofstra Law Faculty

Headshot photo of Mark C. Niles, Professor of Law

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law announced that Mark C. Niles has joined its full-time faculty as Professor of Law.

“I am excited to welcome Professor Niles to the Hofstra Law faculty,” said Judge Gail Prudenti, dean of Hofstra Law. “His excellent teaching and scholarship will be wonderful additions to our outstanding faculty.”

Professor Niles teaches and specializes in civil procedure, constitutional law, administrative law, and governmental liability. After graduating from Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School, he served as a clerk for the Honorable Francis Murnaghan Jr. of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, as a litigation associate at the D.C. firm of Hogan and Hartson, and as a staff attorney on the Civil Division appellate staff of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as the reporter for the Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Before joining Hofstra Law, Professor Niles spent 18 years at the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as professor of law from 2013-2019 and from 1998-2010; he also served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2004-2010.

Professor Niles has published numerous articles and essays on subjects including the Ninth Amendment, federal tort liability, airline security regulation, the impact of dramatic public events on the evolution of regulatory administration, the social and legal consequences of pre-crime incarceration, the depiction of law and justice in American popular culture, and tort liability for prosecutorial misconduct.