Stanford Experts

Robert Weisberg

Professor of Law; Faculty Co-director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center


(650) 723-0612



Robert Weisberg works primarily in the field of criminal justice, writing and teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, white collar crime, and sentencing policy. He also founded and now serves as faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, which promotes and coordinates research and public policy programs on criminal law and the criminal justice system, including institutional examination of the police and correctional systems. Professor Weisberg was a consulting attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the California Appellate Project, where he worked on death penalty litigation in the state and federal courts. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the intersection of law and literature and is co-author of “Literary Criticisms of Law.”