Katharine Tinto

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law


B.A. 1996, Stanford University

J.D. 2001, New York University

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law


Katharine Tinto received her B.A. with honors and academic distinction from Stanford University in 1996 and her J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from NYU School of Law in 2001. While at NYU Law, she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, a Pomeroy Scholar, and served on Law Review. Upon graduation, Professor Tinto clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her Cardozo appointment, she was the associate director of the Lawyering Program and an acting assistant professor of lawyering at NYU School of Law. Professor Tinto previously worked for over seven years as a public defender in Los Angeles County and was also the founder of a family violence prevention program in the East Palo Alto Police Department. Her current scholarship focuses on the relationship between policing and criminal and immigration law.