Kyron James Huigens

Professor of Law



A.B., 1981, Washington University

J.D., 1984, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Death Penalty


Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Huigens practiced in the Seattle-Tacoma area for 12 years, including five as a prosecutor and three as a criminal defense attorney. His primary scholarly interest is the theory of punishment. He has published articles and essays in Harvard Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal, among others.


(2013). The Nature and Function of Criminal Theory. In Russell Christopher (Ed.), Fletcher's Essays on Criminal Law.


Oxford University Press. (2012). Motivating Intentions, Reciprocal Specification of Ends, and the Assessment of Responsibility. In Ho Hock Lai and Amalia Amaya (Eds.), Law, Virtue and Justice. Hart Publishing.

Contact Information



Cardozo School of Law

55 Fifth Avenue, Suite 509

New York, NY 10003

Office Hours
Tues: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Weds: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.