Arthur L. Rizer
Former Trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Visiting Professor of Law
J.D., Gonzaga University; LL.M., Georgetown
J.D., Gonzaga University, Magna Cum Laude; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction. Professor...Continue Reading
J.D., Gonzaga University, Magna Cum Laude; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction. Professor Rizer is currently a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division working on narcotics and national security cases. Other positions held in the Department include trial attorney with the Civil Division’s Federal Programs Section (Guantanamo Bay Litigation Team), Office of Immigration Litigation, Federal Prosecutor in the Southern District of California (SAUSA), and Attorney Advisor with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Professor Rizer started his legal career as a federal judicial law clerk in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Before attending law school Professor Rizer served in the U.S. Army as an Armor and Military Police officer, where he is currently serving in the Army Reserves. As a soldier, Professor Rizer deployed to Fallujah, Iraq and helped train the Iraqi Army to fight the insurgency, there he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals. Also before law school Professor Rizer worked as a police officer for the city of Cheney, Washington.
Professor Rizer has several publications. He is the author of the book LINCOLN’S COUNSEL: LESSONS FROM AMERICA'S MOST PERSUASIVE SPEAKER (2010) and numerous articles to include Breach: The National Security Threat of Energy Dependence: A Call for a Nuclear Renaissance, 2 Harvard Nat. Sec. L. Rev. (2011), The National Security Implications of Human Trafficking, 17 WIDENER L. REV. 69 (2011), The Filibuster of Judicial Nominations: Constitutional Crisis or Politics as Usual?, 32 PEPP. L. REV. 847 (2005), Mandatory Arrest: Do We Need to Take a Closer Look?, 36 UWLA L. REV. 1 (2005), Prosecutors: The “Other” Defenders of the Constitution, 38 THE PROSECUTOR 37 (2004), Does True Conservatism Equal Anti-Death Penalty?, 6 HOW. SCROLL SOC. JUST. L. REV. 88 (2004), Gun Control: Targeting Rationality in a Loaded Debate, 13 KAN. J.L. PUB. POL’Y 413 (2004), and The Race Effect on Wrongful Convictions, 29 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 845 (2003).