Tracy Hresko Pearl
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
A.B., Duke University
M.Sc., Oxford University
J.D., Boston College Law School
Tracy Hresko Pearl joined the College of Law faculty as a Visiting Professor in 2012. After receiving an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a M.Sc from Oxford University in Comparative Social Policy, Professor Pearl received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School, where she served as Senior Executive Editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review and was awarded the Frederick N. Halstrom Oral Advocacy Award and membership in the Order of the Coif.
Following law school, Professor Pearl served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to the Honorable Richard L. Williams of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Upon completion of her clerkships, she worked as a litigation associate at Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, where she litigated a wide variety of cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
Professor Pearl’s current scholarship focuses on whether and how procedural rules impact due process and achievement of justice. She teaches torts, toxic torts, and victim compensation.
- Work in Progress: A Critique of Prevailing Causation Analyses in Crowd Crush Cases
- Restoration, Retribution, or Revenge? Time Shifting Victim Impact Statements in American Judicial Process, 50 Crim. L. Bull. ___ (2014).
- Restoration and Relief: Procedural Justice and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, 42 Gonz. L. Rev. 95-131 (2006-2007)
- In the Cellars of the Hollow Men: Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons and its Implications Under International Laws Against Torture, 18 Pace Int’l L. Rev 1-27 (2006)
- Rights Rhetoric as an Instrument of Religious Oppression in Sri Lanka, 29 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 123-33 (2006)