Alexandra Natapoff is professor of law at the University of California. Professor Natapoff is also author Professor and member of the American Law Institute. She was appointed as an Adviser to the ALI Policing Project and helped draft legislation at both the state and federal levels. She is quoted frequently by major media outlets. Prior to joining the academy, Professor Natapoff served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the recipient of an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship.