Robert Weisberg
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Robert Weisberg
Robert Weisberg
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materCity College of New York (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)
Stanford Law School (JD)
EmployerStanford Law School
Known forScholar 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 .
  2. ^ Peele, Thomas (June 9, 2017). "Derick Almena's lawyer: Ghost Ship leader is being scapegoated". Mercury News. Retrieved 2017. Robert Weisberg, a criminal expert
  3. ^ Xu, Qi (October 16, 2015). "Law school to offer rape law course". Yale Daily News. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Veklerov, Kimberly (June 13, 2017). "Contra Costa DA faces rare jury trial that could end in his ouster". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Entry for Robert Weinberg". California Bar Association. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b Ray, Elaine (May 19, 1999). "'Academic vagabond' finds little difference in teaching literature, law". Stanford Report. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Faculty Bios-Robert Weisberg" (PDF). Stanford Law School Bulletin, 1992. 1992. p. 8. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Faculty News: Weisberg Appointed to the California Judicial Council's Advisory Committee". Stanford University Faculty News. May 31, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Gorlick, Adam (August 20, 2008). "Study shows hiring of dual-career academic couples is on the rise". Stanford News. Retrieved 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 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 2017.
  12. ^ "Robert Weisberg, JD, PhD Biography". Felon Voting Home Page. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Binder, Guyora; Weisberg, Robert (2000). Literary Criticisms of Law. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400823633. Retrieved 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 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 2017. some useful insights
  16. ^ Kilduff, Marshall (July 3, 2015). "Marshall - Quotes of the Week". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017. Crime expert Robert Weisberg
  17. ^ Liptak, Adam (November 18, 2007). "Studies spark new execution debate". Boston Globe. New York Times News Service. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ Savage, Charlie (September 14, 2004). "Figure accused in GOP eavesdropping sues over probe". Boston Globe. Retrieved 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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