David C. Gray

Professor of Law

Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

(410) 706-5986


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About David C. Gray

David C. Gray is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His scholarly interests focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional theory, and transitional justice.


Professor Gray is the author of The Fourth Amendment in the Age of Surveillance (Cambridge University Press, 2017), co-author of Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum (West Academic Publishing, 2016), and co-editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He has also published dozens of articles and book chapters in leading journals and collections. In addition to his own scholarship, Professor Gray works closely with students to develop and publish their work. Recent work written by or with his students has appeared in JURIST, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Texas Law Review, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, New England Law Review, the Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vermont Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and in edited collections. Consistent with the Law School’s mission as a public educational institution, Professor Gray frequently provides expert commentary for local and national media outlets.


Prior to joining the School of Law Faculty, Professor Gray practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP, was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Law, and served as a clerk in the chambers of The Honorable Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and The Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Gray is admitted to the Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bars. He also serves on the Law and Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Society and was voted “Professor of the Year” in 2012.


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2004
J.D., New York University, 2003
M.A., Northwestern University, 1998
B.A., University of Virginia, 1995