David Harris

Legal Contributor

David Harris is a highly qualified legal contributor to Essential Pittsburgh. David Harris studies, writes and teaches on topics from police behavior and regulation to national security and the law. Harris is currently a professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Law School. Along with having numerous scholarly articles published, Harris has also written two books: Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work, in 2002 and Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing, in 2005. He has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio, and has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, among many others. Harris served as a member of the Civil Liberties Advisory Board to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security in 1996. Harris was also a public defender in the Washington, D.C. area, a litigator at a law firm in Philadelphia, and law clerk to Federal Judge Walter K. Stapleton in Wilmington, Delaware. You can follow Professor Harris on Twitter at the handle @dharrislawprof