Robert Weisberg

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Robert Weisberg
Born New York, New York, U.S.
Residence Stanford, California
Citizenship United States
Alma mater City College of New York (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)
Stanford Law School (JD)
Employer Stanford Law School
Known for Scholar of criminal law, and law and literature

Robert I. Weisberg is an American lawyer. He is an Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law at Stanford Law School,[1] and an expert on criminal law and criminal procedure, as well as a leading scholar in the law and literature movement.[2][3][4]

Weisberg was educated at Bronx High School of Science, and received his B.A. from City College of New York in 1966.[5] He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Harvard University in 1967 and 1971.[6] After graduation, he taught English at Skidmore College from 1970 to 1976.[6][7] Weisberg left to attend Stanford Law School, where he received a J.D. in 1979 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Law Review.[8] He then served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, followed by Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1980 Term.[7]

In 1981, he joined the faculty at Stanford Law School, where he has won numerous teaching awards, served as special assistant to the provost for faculty recruitment and retention,[9] and co-directs the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.[10][11][12] Weisberg's book, Literary Criticisms of Law,[13] was published in 2000,[14][15] and he is widely quoted in the press on criminal law and criminal procedure.[16][17][18] He also co-authors a criminal law casebook.[19]


  1. ^ "Robert Weisberg | Stanford Law School". Stanford Law School. Retrieved 2017-06-24. 
  2. ^ Peele, Thomas (June 9, 2017). "Derick Almena's lawyer: Ghost Ship leader is being scapegoated". Mercury News. Retrieved June 24, 2017. Robert Weisberg, a criminal expert 
  3. ^ Xu, Qi (October 16, 2015). "Law school to offer rape law course". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2017-06-24. 
  4. ^ Veklerov, Kimberly (June 13, 2017). "Contra Costa DA faces rare jury trial that could end in his ouster". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Entry for Robert Weinberg". California Bar Association. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Ray, Elaine (May 19, 1999). "'Academic vagabond' finds little difference in teaching literature, law". Stanford Report. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Faculty Bios-Robert Weisberg" (PDF). Stanford Law School Bulletin, 1992. 1992. p. 8. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Faculty News: Weisberg Appointed to the California Judicial Council's Advisory Committee". Stanford University Faculty News. May 31, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Gorlick, Adam (August 20, 2008). "Study shows hiring of dual-career academic couples is on the rise". Stanford News. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ Parker, Clifton B. (December 9, 2014). "Grand jury system flawed in Ferguson case but still valuable for investigations, Stanford law professor says". Stanford News. Retrieved June 24, 2017. Robert Weisberg is an expert in criminal justice and serves as faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center 
  11. ^ Margolick, David (May 22, 1983). "The Trouble With America's Law Schools". New York Times. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Robert Weisberg, JD, PhD Biography". Felon Voting Home Page. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ Binder, Guyora; Weisberg, Robert (2000). Literary Criticisms of Law. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400823633. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  14. ^ Posner, Richard A. (2000). "What Has Modern Literary Theory to Offer Law? (reviewing Guyora Binder & Robert Weisberg, Literary Criticisms of Law (2000))". Stanford Law Review. Chicago Unbound. 53: 195. Retrieved June 24, 2017.  Generally critical, but "contains many shrewd and even pungent passages."
  15. ^ Ravitch, Frank (October 19, 2004). "Book Review, Guyora Binder and Robert Weisberg, Literary Criticisms of Law". MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 02-11. SSRN. Retrieved June 24, 2017. some useful insights 
  16. ^ Kilduff, Marshall (July 3, 2015). "Marshall - Quotes of the Week". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 24, 2017. Crime expert Robert Weisberg 
  17. ^ Liptak, Adam (November 18, 2007). "Studies spark new execution debate". Boston Globe. New York Times News Service. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  18. ^ Savage, Charlie (September 14, 2004). "Figure accused in GOP eavesdropping sues over probe". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  19. ^ Kaplan, John; Weisberg, Robert; Binder, Guyora, eds. (2016). Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (8th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Aspen Casebook Series. ISBN 1454881704. 

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