Professor Eldred came to New England Law after teaching at New York University Law School, Hofstra University School of Law, and Lewis & Clark Law School and has served as a public defender, civil rights lawyer, and human rights advocate.
He was an attorney with The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (Human Rights First), including service as a consultant for the Policing Program and as national outreach director, and with the Criminal Appeals Bureau and Federal Defender Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York and Brooklyn, NY, respectively.
Professor Eldred’s research explores the regulation and psychology of decision-making of lawyers in various contexts, including criminal law and legal ethics. He has published in the Hofstra Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, and Kansas Law Review, among others.
After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Hon. James L. Oakes, chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a Southern District pro se extern and litigation associate for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Eldred received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as notes & commentary editor of the Fordham Law Review.
Professor Eldred is featured in two blogs, Behavioral Legal Ethics and Continuing Duty, which is devoted to "...ensuring that lawyers constitutionally and ethically act as the very best lawyers they can be, before, during, and after their representation has ended."
Foreword: Essays on Gideon’s Army,
41 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 1
(2015) Link available here.
Motivation Matters: Guideline 10.13 and Other Mechanisms for Preventing Lawyers from Surrendering to Self-Interest in Responding to Allegations of Ineffective Assistance in Death Penalty Cases,
42 Hofstra L. Rev. 473
Fact and Fiction: The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor,
48 New Eng. L. Rev. On Remand 77
(2014) Book Review
Exploring Tunnel Vision: A Review of Errol Morris, A Wilderness of Error,
16 Legal Ethics 390
Amplifying Bose v. Consumers Union: The Proper Scope of De Novo Appellate Review in Public Person Defamation Actions,
57 Fordham L. Rev. 579
(1989) Link available here.
Professor Eldred can comment on the following subjects:
- Criminal Law
- Legal Ethics