Maria Ponomarenko

Maria Ponomarenko

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Faculty Profile: Maria Ponomarenko

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Professor Maria Ponomarenko teaches and writes in the areas administrative law, local government law, constitutional law, and criminal procedure. Her work focuses in particular on government agencies—such as policing agencies or other local administrative agencies—that operate in domains that fall beyond the reach of traditional administrative law and scholarship. Professor Ponomarenko’s articles have appeared in leading journals, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Northwestern Law Review

Professor Ponomarenko also is Co-Founder and Counsel at the Policing Project at NYU School of Law, an organization that works in tandem with policing agencies and community groups to promote more effective police governance. And she is an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law: Policing project.

Professor Ponomarenko holds a B.A. in History and Economics and an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, and a J.D. summa cum laude from New York University School of Law. After graduating from NYU, she clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, Professor Ponomarenko was an associate professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was awarded the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year award in 2021. 





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