Jared Hatcliffe

  • Adjunct Professor


BS, St John’s University
JD, St. John’s Law School

Adjunct Professor Jared Hatcliffe is a graduate of St. John’s Law School. He began his legal career working for the New York City Law Department, where he currently holds the position of Senior Trial Counsel. He has tried hundreds of cases involving alleged police misconduct, including allegations of excessive force involving shootings; use of tasers and civil rights violations; employment discrimination; medical malpractice, negligent design; premises liability; and automobile liability. Many of these cases involved catastrophic damages issues. 

Professor Hatcliffe currently teaches at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law and Stetson Law School. He previously taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a moderator and instructor for the N.Y.C.L.D.’s Tort Division’s in-house trial training, has taught programs at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for the past several years, and has given lectures on Trial Advocacy at St Hugh's College, Oxford University. Professor Hatcliffe is also a co-creator of the Advocate’s Advantage, which is a blog that gives advocacy students a forum to publish articles. 

In 2022, he was awarded the Loretta Musial Service Award by the Pace Trial Advocacy  Department, and he was selected by vote of the graduating class as the Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year (2021-2022).  

Professor Hatcliffe recently published Trial Advocacy: The Art of Story Telling: Strategies for Winning a Trial in New York State Court, and co-authored and New York Criminal Procedure: An Analytical Approach to Statutory, Constitutional and Case Law for Criminal Justice Professionals, 3d Ed.

Honors & Awards:
Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year (2021-2022)
Municipal Affairs Award, New York City Bar Association