School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Associate Professor of Law
Phone: (479) 575-4578
Office: WATR 262
Prof. Sacharoff teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, capital punishment, and prisoners' rights. He was named outstanding professor of the year for 2015. He also periodically teaches criminal law during the summer at Brooklyn Law School.
Prof. Sacharoff’s research interests include criminal law and procedure, as well as constitutional law, with a recent focus on the Fourth Amendment. His works have appeared in the Texas Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the Lewis and Clark Law Review, and have been cited in treatises including LAFAVE, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE and THE NEW WIGMORE: A TREATISE ON EVIDENCE.
Professor Laurent Sacharoff received his B.A. from Princeton University and graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After law school he clerked for the Honorable John S. Martin, Jr. in the Southern District of New York and then joined the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he was the pro-bono fellow handling prison litigation. In this job, he represented scores of prisoners and won several significant money damages awards for prison beatings, failure to protect, and other constitutional violations. He also served as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell handling complex commercial litigation.
Professor Sacharoff also worked as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York, where he tried numerous cases to juries, argued suppression motions, and arranged plea deals. Before coming to the University of Arkansas School of Law, he taught at Temple Law School as an Abraham L. Freedman fellow.
He is the Reporter for the Arkansas Criminal Procedure Rules Committee.
Trespass and Deception, B.Y.U. l. Rev. (forthcoming)
The Relational Nature of Privacy, Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1249 (2012) [ssrn]
Miranda's Hidden Right, 63 Ala. L. Rev. 535 (2012) [ssrn]
Former Presidents and Executive Privilege, 88 Tex. L. Rev. 301 (2009). [ssrn]
Listener Interests in Compelled Speech Cases, 44 Cal. W. L. Rev. 329 (2008) [ssrn].
(with Jacob Worlow), Open Carry in Arkansas—An Ambiguous Statute, 2014 Ark. L. Notes 1548 (2013)
Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2011 Call-for-Papers Winner: Miranda's Hidden Right