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Guha Krishnamurthi

Assistant Professor of Law

  • B.S., University of Michigan (with high distinction)
  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Texas
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law (with high honors)

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Jurisprudence
  • Torts

Guha Krishnamurthi joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Law.  Guha’s research interests are in criminal law, criminal procedure, and jurisprudence.  Prior to joining South Texas, Guha was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. He also clerked for the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court, the Honorable Andrea R. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  He practiced as a litigator at Irell & Manella LLP and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he specialized in general commercial litigation, white-collar crime, and antitrust.  Guha obtained his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Book Review Editor of the Texas Law Review and Manuscript Editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law.  He received his B.S., with high distinction, in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, his M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas.


Post-Election Litigation and the Paradox of Voting, _____ U. Chicago L. Rev. Online (forthcoming).

The Iron Rule, ____ Cardozo L. Rev. ____ (forthcoming). (with Jacob Bronsther)

Is Retributive Corporate Punishment Possible? ____ JOTWELL _____

Bostock and Conceptual Causation, _____ Yale J on Regulation Notice & Comment _____ (forthcoming)

False Positivism: The Failure of the Newest Originalism, 2020 B.Y.U. L. Rev. _____ .(forthcoming)

The Constitutional Oath Doesn’t Require Originalism, _____ Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. _____ (forthcoming)

The Court’s Friends, 19 Scribes J. Leg. Writing (forthcoming).

Title VII and Caste Discrimination, 134 Harv. L. Rev. F. 456 (2021). (with Charanya Krishnaswami)

Principal Officers and the Function of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, 54 U.C. Davis L. Rev. Online 89 (2021). (with Peter Salib).

Sitting One Out: Strategic Recusal on the Supreme Court, 11 Cal. L. Rev. Online 387 (2020).

For Judicial Majoritarianism, 22 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1201 (2020).

“It Takes Two,” So “What’s Going On?”  11 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 179 (2013).

Bad Romance: The Uncertain Promise of Modeling Legal Standards of Proof with the Inference to the Best Explanation, 31 Rev. Litig. 71 (2012) (with Michael J. Stephan & Jon. N. Reidy)

The Definition of Universal Concomitance as the Absence of Undercutting Conditions, 62 Phil. East & West 359 (2012).

Closing the Gap: Post-Decision, Pre-Mandate Mootness, 7 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 287 (2011) (with Michael J. Stephan & Jon N. Reidy)

An Alternative Justification for the Perjury Trap Defense, 87 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 179 (2010). (with Jon N. Reidy, Michael J. Stephan & Shane Pennington)

A Precise Model for Identity Theft Statutes, 46 Crim. L. Bull., Jan.-Feb. 2010, at Art 5. (with Shane Pennington, Jon Reidy & Michael J. Stephan)

Identity Burglary, 13 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 401 (2009) (with Michael J. Stephan, Shane Pennington & Jon Reidy)

Response, He Went Back, Jack, and Did It Again: Thoughts on Retributivism, Recidivism as Omission, and Notice, 89 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 33 (2009).

Response Note, An Elementary Defense of Judicial Majoritarianism, 88 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 33, 33-34 (2009). (with Jon Reidy, Michael J. Stephan & Shane Pennington)

The Contempt Trap, 36 Am. J. Crim. L. 39 (2008). (with Jon Reidy & Michael J. Stephan)

Morley Rank in Homogenous Models, 47 Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 319 (2006). (with Alexei S. Kolesnikov)


Don’t Go Breaking My Hart, 88 Tex. L. Rev. 833 (2010). (reviewing, The Rule Of Recognition And The U.S. Constitution. Edited by Matthew D. Adler & Kenneth Einar Himma. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, (2009)).


Bostock and Conceptual Causation, Yale J. Reg. Notice & Comment, July 22, 2020. (with Peter Salib)

How the Supreme Court’s Progressive Minority Could Prevent a Stolen Election, Slate, Apr. 24, 2020,

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