Gabe Mendlow is a professor of law and professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law.

Mendlow’s current research focuses on issues at the intersection of criminal law and freedom of thought, and on the law and theory of policing. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies (Burkhardt Fellowship), the US Department of Education (Jacob K. Javits Fellowship), and the Institute for Humane Studies. 

His recent activities include consulting with the United Nations about legal frameworks for protecting freedom of thought, testifying as an expert on American federal criminal law in a Canadian cross-border arms trafficking case, and serving as an elected member of the University of Michigan Police Department Oversight Committee. 

He previously worked as a special assistant US attorney in the US attorney’s office in Detroit, where he handled trial-level and appellate cases involving guns, drugs, fraud, theft, and counterfeiting. He also served as a postdoctoral associate in law and philosophy at Yale University. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar.