Andrew Novak



Andrew Novak, Esq., received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and a Master of Science in African Politics from the London School of Oriental and African Studies. He is currently Associate Counsel at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the immediate past law clerk to the Hon. Chief Administrative Law Judge Stephen Purcell in the U.S. Department of Labor. His primary research interests are the death penalty and criminal justice reform in common law East and Southern Africa, and he has consulted on capital punishment cases in Kenya and Botswana. He is licensed to practice in New York and before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and he is pending in the District of Columbia.



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  • Selected Publications

    • Andrew Novak, The Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Africa: A Comparative Constitutional Analysis, 22 Ind. Intl. & Comp. L. Rev. (forthcoming Aug. 2012).
    • Andrew Novak, Constitutional Reform and the Abolition of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Kenya, 45 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 285 (2012).
    • Andrew Novak, The Globalization of the Student Lawyer: Toward a Law Student Practice Rule for Indigent Criminal Defense in Sub-Saharan Africa, 3 Hum. Rights & Global. L. Rev. 33 (2010).
    • Andrew Novak, Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Common Law Africa: Constitutional Challenges and Comparative Jurisprudence in Malawi and Uganda, 11 Loyola J. Pub. Interest L. 19 (2009).