Steven K. Erickson

Professor Steven K. Erickson
  • Law & Psychology
  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Neurolaw
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

BA (1995), Canisius College
JD (2000), PhD (2003), SUNY Buffalo
LLM (2006), Harvard

Professor Erickson joined the faculty in 2009. Previously, Dr. Erickson was the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Prior to his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Erickson was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University where he conducted research in various aspects of law and psychology, including outcomes-based research on veterans with mental illnesses and involvement with the criminal justice system. He also served as the Chief Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester where he conducted research on a variety of topics in criminal psychology. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School internship program in forensic psychology, Dr. Erickson has worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist at numerous state psychiatric hospitals, jails, and prisons.

Dr. Erickson’s primary research and teaching interest is law and psychology, with a focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His research and expertise includes all aspects of mental health law; empirical studies of mental health interventions used in the criminal justice system; and neurolaw. He has published over twenty articles in various law review and peer-reviewed journals.