Danieli Evans Peterman

Danieli Evans Peterman’s research centers on social, political, and economic inequality—understanding the dynamics that produce it and developing proposals to address it. Danieli’s articles have been published in the Virginia Law ReviewStanford Law & Policy Review; and Georgetown Law Journal; and Psychology, Crime & Law (peer reviewed) among others. Her publications and works in progress relate to discrimination law; the criminal legal system; procedural justice and legitimacy; constitutional law and the law of democracy; and cultural cognition and political polarization. Danieli has taught courses on the law of policing and police-community relations at the law school and undergraduate level. Her teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, policing law and policy, constitutional law, discrimination law, employment and labor law, poverty law, administrative law, law and social science, and law and inequality.

Danieli received her J.D. from Yale Law School (2012), where she was a student director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. Danieli served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She since held positions as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Council of State Governments Justice Center; a Research Scholar in Law at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School; a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the National Constitution Center; and a litigation associate at Kellogg, Hansen, Figel & Frederick PLLC. Danieli is currently counsel at Cader Adams LLP, where she assists with matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


J.D., Yale Law School
B.A. (Economics), University of Miami