Lucy Lang is the director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a research professor at the college. She previously served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and as special counsel and executive director of the Manhattan D.A. Academy.
A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia Law School, Lang is vice chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, a member of the Prison Art + Aesthetics Project, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has written for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic and The New York Daily News, and is the author of March On! a children's book about the 1915 women's march.