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Silas J. Wasserstrom

Professor of Law

A.B., Amherst; LL.B., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence

Professor Wasserstrom joined the Law Center faculty in 1981 and has since taught courses in Property, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. After receiving...

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Professor Wasserstrom joined the Law Center faculty in 1981 and has since taught courses in Property, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. After receiving his LL.B. in 1967, he served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart. His criminal law experience includes positions as Trial Lawyer and Chief of the Appellate Section of the D.C. Public Defender Service and Commissioner of the D.C. Law Review Commission.

In the News

Untouchable: The problem of prosecutorial misconduct,” coverage in the Daily Transcript (San Diego), April 7, 2015, quoting Professor Silas J. Wasserstrom.

"Is Robert Durst's 'confession' admissible in court?," coverage on BBC News, March 16, 2015, featuring Professor Silas Wasserstrom.

"Man Locked Up 40 Years in D.C. Mental Hospital for $20 Necklace Theft Breaks Silence," coverage in the Washington Times, November 11, 2014, featuring Professor Silas Wasserstrom.

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Untouchable: The problem of prosecutorial misconduct,” coverage in the Daily Transcript (San Diego), April 7, 2015, quoting Professor Silas J. Wasserstrom.

"Is Robert Durst's 'confession' admissible in court?," coverage on BBC News, March 16, 2015, featuring Professor Silas Wasserstrom.

"Man Locked Up 40 Years in D.C. Mental Hospital for $20 Necklace Theft Breaks Silence," coverage in the Washington Times, November 11, 2014, featuring Professor Silas Wasserstrom.

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