Faculty & Staff



Visiting Professor of Law


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., Howard University cum laude


Professor Herbert is a Visiting Professor of Law during Academic Year 2023-24. She has
taught Administrative Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure I and II, Criminal Law, and
Social Media and the Law at her home institution, Howard University School of Law.
Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Herbert served as: 1) an Assistant U.S.
Attorney for the District of Columbia in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions under
former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Eric
Holder, and 2) Agency Counsel for the Manipulation and Trade Practice Unit of the
Division of Enforcement, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. A graduate of
UCLA School of Law, Professor Herbert has practiced before administrative law judges,
military tribunals, and Article III courts on federal, local, trial, and appellate levels.

Professor Herbert co-authors CONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, a problem-based
casebook adopted at a number of law schools across the country. Her scholarship is
published in a number of law reviews and journals (including, e.g., the Ohio State
Journal of Criminal Law, Michigan Journal of Race & Law, the Seattle University Law
Review, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy) and cited in books, scholarly
works, and court pleadings (including, e.g., amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court
in Jones v. United States). Professor Herbert has served as a SCOTUSblog case author,
writing on federal constitutional cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has served as
an expert witness before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and
has appeared as a legal analyst for media outlets such as the Washington Post, BBC,
CSPAN, PBS Newshour, NPR, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera English, NBC News Channel
4 (Washington, DC), WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC), News Channel 8 (Washington,
DC), and The Washington Informer.

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