Mark C. Niles

Professor of Law
J.D. Stanford Law SchoolB.A. Wesleyan University

Mark C. Niles, has joined the St. John’s Law faculty where he teaches and specializes in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Governmental Liability.

After graduating from law school, Professor Niles served as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis Murnaghan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as a litigation associate at Hogan and Hartson in Washington, D.C., and as an appellate staff attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He has also served as the reporter for the Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association

During his academic career, Professor Niles has served in a range of roles, including as Dean of Seattle University School of Law; as a longtime faculty member and Associate Dean at American University School of Law; and, most recently, as a faculty member at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

As a legal scholar, Professor Niles has published numerous articles and essays on the Ninth Amendment, federal tort liability, airline security regulation, the impact of dramatic public events on the evolution of regulatory administration, the social and legal consequences of pre-crime incarceration, the depiction of law and justice in American popular culture, and tort liability for prosecutorial misconduct, among other topics. His most recent article, “A New Balance of Evils: Prosecutorial Misconduct, Iqbal and the End of Absolute Immunity,” appears in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He is also the author of a popular Administrative Law casebook.

Professor Niles teaches Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Constitutional Law.