Aya Gruber will teach criminal law, criminal procedure and international criminal law at the CU Law School.
She was a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and an associate professor and founding faculty member at Florida International University College of Law, South Florida's first public law school.
Gruber's research interests are substantive criminal law; critical race and feminism; and foreign relations and comparative law. Her articles have been published in prominent law reviews and she has presented scholarship at many academic conferences and colloquia. A frequent public speaker on criminal justice, Gruber has appeared on Fox News International, ABC and PBS, and is quoted in various news outlets, including Wired Magazine, the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
After law school, Gruber clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and then served as a felony trial attorney with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., securing a nearly 80 percent acquittal rate, and Federal Public Defender in Miami.
Gruber earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating summa cum laude, with departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. She then attended Harvard Law School, from which she graduated magna cum laude, and served as an editor on the Women's Law Journal and International Law Journal.