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George Fisher, criminal and trial law expert, joins law faculty

STANFORD -- George Fisher, an expert in criminal procedure and evidence, joined Stanford Law School as an associate professor Sept. 1.

Previously an assistant clinical professor of law at Boston College, Fisher earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University.

His most recent article, "The Birth of the Prison Retold," appeared in the April 1995 issue of the Yale Law Journal.

Fisher graduated from Harvard College in 1982, receiving his A.B. degree summa cum laude and earning election to Phi Beta Kappa.

He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1986 from Harvard Law School and was a member of the school's law review.

Fisher clerked in 1986-87 for the Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, then a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Breyer has since been named to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fisher then became an assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, Mass., where he served as a trial prosecutor in the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts.

In 1991, Fisher was appointed assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, while also serving as an adjunct instructor at Northeastern Law School.

He joined the Boston College law faculty in 1992, teaching classes on criminal process, prosecutorial ethics and constitutional law.

Upon Fisher's arrival at Stanford Law School, Dean Paul Brest said: "George Fisher is an experienced trial attorney, a promising scholar and an excellent teacher. We are pleased to have him join us."

In his first year at Stanford, Fisher will teach the basic evidence course in the fall term and a seminar, Criminal Trial Jury, in the spring term.



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