Visiting Professor of Law
- JD, 1999, Stanford Law School
- BA, 1995, Columbia University
Areas of Expertise
Professor Bellin teaches evidence.
Bellin clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He served as a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. Bellin also practiced with the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and served as a senior attorney for the California Courts of Appeal. He is an associate professor at William & Mary Law School.
Honors and Affiliations
Bellin was awarded the Don M. Smart Award for Excellence in Teaching at SMU Law School in 2012. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Bellin’s publications include "The Incredible Shrinking Confrontation Clause" in 92 Boston University Law Review 1865 (2012); "Crime Severity Distinctions and the Fourth Amendment: Reassessing Reasonableness in a Changing World" in 97 Iowa Law Review 1 (2012); "Facebook, Twitter, and the Uncertain Future of Present Sense Impressions" in 160 Uuniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review 331 (2012); "Widening Batson’s Net to Ensnare More than the Unapologetically Bigoted or Painfully Unimaginative Attorney" in 96 Cornell Law Review 1075 (with Semitsu)(2011); and "Is Punishment Relevant After All? A Prescription for Informing Juries of the Consequences of Conviction" in 90 Boston University Law Review 2223 (2010).