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Monu Bedi

  • Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8701
  • 744 O'Malley Place

Monu Bedi joined DePaul University College of Law as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2015. Professor Bedi received his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, his MPhil in philosophy from the University of Cambridge (King's College), and his AB, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Bedi served as a Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Bedi clerked for the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York and served as a Navy JAG where he prosecuted sailors accused of crimes ranging from drug possession to attempted murder. He also served as an associate in the Government Enforcement group at Ropes & Gray in Boston. At DePaul, he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.


AB, Dartmouth; MPhil (Philosophy), University of Cambridge; JD, Harvard Law School

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Military Law

  • Articles
  • Miscellaneous


2017 Asymmetry of Crimes By and Against Police Officers, 66 Duke L. J. Online 79 (2017). string;#Click Here
2016 Unraveling Unlawful Command Influence, 93 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1401 (2016) string;#Click Here
2016 Toward a Uniform Code of Police Justice, 2016 U. Chi. Legal F. 13 (2016) string;#Click Here
2016 The Curious Case of Cell Phone Location Data: Fourth Amendment Doctrine Mash-Up, 110 Nw. U. L. Rev. 507 (2016). string;#Click Here
2014 Entrapped: A Reconceptualization of the Obedience to Orders Defense, 98 Minn. L. Rev 2103 (2014) string;#Click Here
2014 Social Networks, Government Surveillance, and the Fourth Amendment Mosaic Theory, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 1809 (2014) Adopted for Search & Seizure L. Rep. Spring 2014 string;#Click Here
2013 Facebook and Interpersonal Privacy: Why the Third Party Doctrine Should not Apply, 54 B.C. L. Rev. 1 (2013), Reprinted in Def. L. J. , Spring 2014, Adopted for Search & Seizure L. Rep., May 2013 string;#Click Here
2012 Contract Breaches and the Criminal/Civil Divide: An Inter-Common Law Analysis, 28 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 559 (2012) string;#Click Here
2011 E-Marriage and the Military, 2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1119 (Symposium Issue) (2011) string;#Click Here
2011 Excusing Behavior: Reclassifying the Federal Common Law Defenses of Duress and Necessity Relying on the Victim’s Role, 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 575 (2011) string;#Click Here
2010 Blame it on the Government: A Justification for the Disparate Treatment of Departures Based on Cultural Ties, 38 Cap. U. L. Rev. 789 (2010) string;#Click Here


2015 Texting the Government Your Location: The Case of Historical Cell Phone Location Data and Fourth Amendment Protection, (August 26, 2015) string;#Click Here