Areas of Specialization
Criminal Law; Criminal Law--White Collar Crime; Criminal Procedure Law
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Adam Gershowitz received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Delaware. He then earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, won the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Prize for best paper by a graduating student, and served as the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. After law school, Professor Gershowitz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling. Prior to joining William & Mary, Professor Gershowitz taught at the University of Houston Law Center and South Texas College of Law.Gershowitz has won six teaching awards, including the Professor of the Year prize at both of his prior law schools and the All University Teaching Award at the University of Houston. He has been quoted in hundreds of media stories, including in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and NPR. The Supreme Court cited his amicus brief in its unanimous ruling in Riley v. California, 134 S. Ct. 2473 (2014) forbidding warrantless cell phone searches.