Ray Brescia

Ray Brescia is the Associate Dean for Research & Intellectual Life and the Hon. Harold R. Tyler Chair in Law & Technology at Albany Law School, where he has been on the faculty since July 2007.  Prior to joining the faculty at Albany Law, he was the founding director of the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, the predecessor organization to TakeRoot Justice. Prior to joining the UJC, he was a Skadden Fellow at The Legal Aid Society of New York; a Staff Attorney at the New Have Legal Assistance Association; and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. His recent published and forthcoming works include The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions (Cornell University Press, 2020), where he draws on his work at the UJC; and Lawyer Nation: The Past, Present, and Future of the American Legal Profession (NYU Press, 2024).