Guha Krishnamurthi

  • Associate Professor of Law


B.S., University of Michigan, 2004

M.S., University of Michigan, 2005

M.A., University of Texas, 2007

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2010

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Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Jurisprudence


Guha’s research interests are in criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and jurisprudence.  Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Guha taught at South Texas College of Law and as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court, the Honorable Andrea R. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  He practiced as a litigator in Los Angeles, where he specialized in general commercial litigation, white-collar crime, and antitrust.  Guha obtained his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Book Review Editor of the Texas Law Review and Manuscript Editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law.  He received his B.S., with high distinction, in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, his M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas.

Additional Information

Selected Publications & Working Papers

Professor Krishnamurthi's Scholarship on SSRN

Optional Legislation (working paper 2021) (coauthored with Jacob Bronsther).

The Case for the Abolition of Criminal Confessions, S.M.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022).
2021 AALS Scholarly Paper Competition, Honorable Mention (1 of 4 papers recognized).
Highlighted on The Crime Report and CrimProf Blog.

Textualism and Pluralism in Bostock and Title VII, 97 Notre Dame L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021) (coauthored with Mitchell N. Berman).
Highlighted on How Appealing, The Originalism Blog, and National Review.

Post-Election Litigation and the Paradox of Voting, U. Chi. L. Rev. Online (2021) (coauthored with Peter Salib).
Highlighted on Election Law Blog.

Title VII and Caste Discrimination, 134 Harv. L. Rev. Forum 456 (2021) (coauthored with Charanya Krishnaswami).

The Iron Rule, 42 Cardozo L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021) (coauthored with Jacob Bronsther) (lead article in special issue on Supreme Court nomination).

False Positivism: The Failure of the Newest Originalism, 46 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 401 (2021).

The Constitutional Oath Doesn’t Require Originalism, Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. (forthcoming 2021) (coauthored with Erik Encarnacion).

Bostock and Conceptual Causation, Yale J. Reg. Notice & Comment (July 22, 2020) (coauthored with Peter Salib).
Highlighted on How Appealing.

Sitting One Out: Strategic Recusal on the Supreme Court, 11 Calif. L. Rev. Online 387 (2020).

For Judicial Majoritarianism, 22 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1201 (2020).


Courses Taught


  • Constitutional Law 5134

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