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Thomas K. Clancy

Professor Emeritus

As the initial permanent Director of the NCJRL at Ole Miss, Clancy created the Center’s programs, which include: the Cyber Crime Initiative, which helps state governments through training and model programs designed to attack computer-related crime; the Fourth Amendment Initiative, which promotes awareness of search and seizure principles through conferences, training and support for selected publications; the Prosecution Externship Program, which provides specialized course-work and real-world training for law students in the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors; and the Criminal Appeals Program, which provides law students with intensive training representing on appeal persons convicted of crimes.

He has taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law, the University of Hawaii School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, the Washington College of Law at American University and at Vermont Law School. His subjects have included Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I & II, Fourth Amendment Seminar, Criminal Justice and Constitutional Law. Clancy has more than 25 years of legal experience, including serving as Chief of the Post Conviction Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County, Maryland and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland in the Criminal Appeals Division. He has briefed and argued over 900 criminal appeals cases and has extensive trial and post conviction litigation experience. He has written more than a dozen articles devoted to the Fourth Amendment and is author of the treatise, The Fourth Amendment: Its History and Interpretation (Carolina Academic Press 2008). He lectures frequently at judicial, law enforcement and other conferences on search and seizure and other criminal law and procedure topics.

Professor Clancy is a cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School and received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.


J.D., University of Vermont
B.A., University of Notre Dame