STEPHEN A. SALTZBURG

University of Pennsylvania, J.D.; Dickinson College, B.A. Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at the George Washington University Law School, where he has taught evidence and several other subjects since 1990. In 2004, the George Washington trustees named him as one of six “University Professors” (out of more than 2,000 faculty members campus-wide), the highest title a university can confer upon a faculty member. He joined George Washington Law after serving as a Law Clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States and after teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was named the first incumbent of the Class of 1962 Endowed Chair. The Chief Justice of the United States appointed him as Reporter for, and then as a member of, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence. He serves as a mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. He has mediated a variety of disputes involving public agencies and private litigants; served as a sole arbitrator, panel chair, and panel member in domestic arbitrations; and served as an arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce. He is the author or co-author of numerous treatises and books on evidence, procedure, and litigation including a leading multi-volume treatise on federal evidence, the FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE MANUAL (9th ed. 2006), the leading multi-volume treatise on how the Federal Rules are used in state courts, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (7th ed. 2004), as well as scores of articles in such journals as UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW, STANFORD LAW REVIEW, MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW, VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW, and GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL.

Saltzburg’s research and teaching focus on Evidence (including questions regarding the admissibility of expert opinion testimony, e.g., Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and Frye v. United States); Criminal Law and Procedure; Civil Procedure; Legal Ethics; Trial Advocacy; Dispute Resolution; Attorney-Client Privilege; Civil Rights; Sentencing; Congressional Matters; and Constitutional Law.

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