Eve Brensike Primus, '01, is the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She writes about structural reform in the criminal justice system, and the US Supreme Court and lower appellate courts have cited her scholarship.

Primus, who teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Habeas Corpus, has won the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching on more than one occasion.

Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, Primus was an attorney in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. In that office, she worked both as a trial attorney and as an appellate litigator, appearing several times before the state's highest court. She also has participated in the lawmaking process, giving legislative testimony and helping to draft proposed legislation on criminal justice issues. 

Before law school, Primus worked as a criminal investigator for the Public Defender Service in Washington, DC.

In addition to teaching, litigating, and writing about criminal justice issues, Primus also is the founder and director of the Law School's MDefenders organization—a group designed to educate and support aspiring public defenders.