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Morgan Cloud

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, Comparative Constitutional Law, Pretrial Litigation


White Collar Crime


Morgan Cloud is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law. He teaches and writes about privacy law, constitutional criminal procedure, white collar crime, criminal law, and constitutional theory.  His numerous scholarly articles have been published in leading journals, including the Stanford Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. Cloud has been a distinguished visiting professor at universities in the United States and Europe. In Europe he has been a German Marshall Fund distinguished guest lecturer and has taught courses on Corporate Crime in a Global Economy, constitutional theory, and United States law at the University of Konstanz Law School in Germany, at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and at the European Business School in Germany.  He has lectured at various universities, including the University of Heidelberg and the University of Paris, Pantheon Sorbonne.

Before joining the Emory faculty, Cloud was a trial lawyer and litigator in Florida and California, litigating cases throughout the United States. He served as a program director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for more than twenty years and has lectured to practicing attorneys around the country about ethics, trial practice, civil litigation, and evidence. He has served as chairperson of the Section on Litigation of the Association of American Law Schools. He serves on the advisory board of the Green Bag, a journal devoted to legal history and legal policy issues.

Education: JD, Cornell University, 1977; MA, University of Iowa, 1972; BA, Grinnell College, 1969