Adam Davidson researches and teaches primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and the intersection of race and law. His current projects focus on how tools within these and other areas of the law can further debates about reforming or abolishing police, prisons, and the prison industrial complex.
Davidson holds a BA in theatre summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and a JD from the University of Chicago, where he received the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award for exceptional contributions to the life of the Law School. He then served as a law clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Judge James S. Gwin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School as a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law.