Nicholas Frayn

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Like the canary in the coal mine, the way a society treats those accused of breaking the rules will tell us a great deal about the rights that the ordinary citizens of that society enjoy. Those rights are developed both through the substance and procedure of criminal law.”

  • Nicholas Frayn earned a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was awarded the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for Outstanding Work and Advocacy Contributing to Equal Justice. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining STL in 2014, Professor Frayn was a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City, where he represented indigent clients facing criminal charges in all stages of adjudication. He teaches Criminal Law, co-teaches in the Public Interest Advocacy Clinic, and will contribute to the start of a new trial advocacy program at STL.


    • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    • M.A., University of Oxford
    • B.A., University of Manchester


    • Criminal Law
    • Public Interest Advocacy Clinic
    • Trial Advocacy

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