Lori Hoetger

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Ribstein Fellow


Lori Hoetger is a Visiting Assistant Professor as part of the Illinois Academic Fellowship Program. Her research focuses on how individuals make decisions regarding their legal rights. Primarily, she studies the evolving nature of expectations of privacy and implications for Fourth Amendment law. Her teaching interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and empirical legal studies.

Professor Hoetger graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law-Psychology program with a JD and PhD in social psychology with a concentration in quantitative methods. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable William Riley of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced as a public defender in Omaha, Nebraska. Her previous research has been funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the American Psychology-Law Society.


MA, JD, PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BA University of Notre Dame


Fourth Amendment, Technology and Privacy