Taslitz, Andrew E. 1956-

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Taslitz, Andrew E. 1956-


Born 1956; married Patty Sun. Education: Queens College, City University of New York, B.A., 1978; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1981.


Home—Reston, VA. Office—Howard University School of Law, 412 Houston Hall, Washington, DC 20008. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer and professor of law. Schnader, Harrison, Segal, and Lewis (law firm), Philadelphia, PA, litigation department associate, 1980-83; Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, assistant district attorney, 1983-87; Sprecher, Felix, Visco, Hutchison, and Young (law firm), Philadelphia, litigation department associate, 1987-88; Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA, visiting legal writing instructor, 1988-89; Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, visiting professor, 2000-01; Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC, assistant professor, 1989-91, associate professor, 1991-94, professor, 1994—.


American Law Institute, American Constitution Society, Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Bar Association Section on Criminal Justice, Civility Implementation Committee of the DC Bar, American Association of Law Schools Sections on Legal Education, Evidence, and Criminal Justice, Asian-American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley, District of Columbia Bar Association, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers' Association, Support Center for Child Advocates.


(With Margaret L. Paris) Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Foundation Press (Westbury, NY), 1997.

Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Steven I. Friedland and Paul Bergman) Evidence Law and Practice, Lexis Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.

Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2006.

Contributor to For the Common Good: A Critical Examination of Law and Social Norms, edited by Robin Miller, Carolina Academic Press (Durham, NC), 1999. Contributor to periodicals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Rutgers Law Review, Penn State Law Journal, and the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.


A professor at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, Andrew E. Taslitz has taught courses in the areas of criminal procedure, criminal law, evidence, professional responsibility, wrongful convictions, and terrorism and law. He has written dozens of scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects, and has also lent his expertise to numerous encyclopedia entries and various teaching materials. In 1997 Taslitz published his first book, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, written with Margaret L. Paris. The text includes selected cases as examples to teach various principles related to criminal procedure. Another of Taslitz's books has been designed for used in the law classroom; Evidence Law and Practice, written with Steven I. Friedland and Paul Bergman, deals with the Federal Rules of Evidence from the perspective of the courtroom.

Taslitz's second book, titled Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, tackles a subject that is often difficult for lawyers on both sides of the case. The flaws in the current rape law system have been widely debated, and Taslitz offers in his book a proposal on how the system may be reformed. In a review for Hypatia, Patricia Smith found the book to be "powerfully argued and meticulously documented, fully supported by statistical, legal, and other theoretical grounding," as well as "exceedingly well written" and "full of powerful examples, all the more infuriating because they are real cases."



Hypatia, spring, 2004, Patricia Smith, review of Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, p. 152.


Andrew E. Taslitz Home Page,http://www.law.howard.edu/445 (April 4, 2007).