Brandon L. Garrett is the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 2005. In 2011, Harvard University Press published Garrett's book, "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," examining the cases of the first 250 people to be exonerated by DNA testing. A new book, “The Triumph of Mercy: How the Demise of the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice," is under contract with Harvard University Press. Garrett attended Columbia Law School, clerked for Hon. Pierre N. Leval, and worked as an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin LLP.