Professor Lauryn Gouldin teaches constitutional criminal procedure, criminal law, evidence, constitutional law, privacy law, and criminal justice reform. Her scholarship focuses on the Fourth Amendment, pretrial detention and bail reform, and judicial decision-making. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Wake Forest Law Review, BYU Law Review, and the American Criminal Law Review, among others. In 2017, the AALS Criminal Justice Section recognized her article, “Defining Flight Risk,” as the first runner-up in the Section’s Junior Scholars Paper Competition. From 2018 through 2020, she served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Research at the College of Law.
In 2022, Syracuse University named Professor Gouldin a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence. Professor Gouldin had previously been selected by the Syracuse University Meredith Professors to receive a Teaching Recognition Award in 2015. At their commencement, the Class of 2018 awarded her the Res Ipsa Loquitur Award for outstanding service, scholarship, and stewardship. In 2014 and 2015, the Student Bar Association honored Professor Gouldin with the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Professor Gouldin graduated from Princeton University with a major in the School of Public and International Affairs and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York and for the Hon. Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also spent several years as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, working on matters involving white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and compliance, and securities litigation. Before joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Gouldin served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University School of Law.