Jacob Schuman

Assistant Professor of Law


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Jacob Schuman studies criminal law, criminal procedure, and sentencing. His research has been published in the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review, the New Criminal Law Review, the New Republic, the Marshall Project, and the Champion. Prior to joining Penn State, Professor Schuman worked in the appellate unit of the Federal Community Defender Office in Philadelphia, where he represented indigent criminal defendants before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also practiced white-collar criminal defense as an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington, D.C. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable James Boasberg on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He served as Notes Chair of the Harvard Law Review.