Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Michael Tonry

Faculty Director, Criminal Justice Policy

University of North Carolina, A.B.
Yale University, LL.B.
Free University Amsterdam, Ph.D.

Office: 312 Mondale Hall
229 19th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455
+1 6126251314
Michael Tonry is the McKnight Presidential Professor in Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Law School in 1990 and is one of the world’s leading experts on crime and public policy. Tonry teaches courses in criminal law, jurisprudence, and comparative law. In 1990, he was named the Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy. From 1999 to 2004 he was also Professor of Law and Public Policy and director of The Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Since 2001, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also been a senior fellow of The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Leiden, since 2003.  He is the Director of the Robina Institutes Criminal Justice Policy Program Area.