Life Member

Professor Stephen A. Saltzburg

Washington, DC
George Washington University Law School

Stephen A. Saltzburg has taught at The George Washington University Law School since 1990.  In January 2004, he was named the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor.  From 1990-2004, he was the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy, Litigation and Professional Responsibility.  Professor Saltzburg founded and became the Director of the Masters Program in Litigation and Dispute Resolution in 1996.  Before moving to George Washington, Professor Saltzburg taught at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1972 to 1990.  He was named the first Holder of the Class of 1962 Endowed Chair.  He co-founded the University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute in 1981, which is now the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia Law School.  He continues to be the Director of the College.

Professor Saltzburg served 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 was the Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the District of Columbia District Court and then became Chair of that Committee.  From 1987 to 1988, Professor Saltzburg served as Associate Independent Counsel in the Iran-Contra investigation.  In 1988 and 1989, Professor Saltzburg served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and in 1989 and 1990 was the Attorney General's ex officio representative on the United States Sentencing Commission.  In June,1994, the Secretary of the Treasury appointed Professor Saltzburg as the Director of the Tax Refund Fraud Task Force, a position he held until January, 1995. He is a member of the ABA House of Delegates from the Criminal Justice Section (which he served as Chair in 2009).

Professor Saltzburg is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on criminal law and procedure, evidence, litigation and trial advocacy. These include American Criminal Procedure (12th ed. 2022) and Federal Rules of Evidence Manual (12th ed. 2019); and Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume (2013).

He is a graduate of Dickinson College (1967) and the University Pennsylvania Law School (1970).  He clerked for the Hon. Stanley A. Weigel (N.D. Cal.), 1970-1971, and for the Hon. Thurgood Marshall, 1971-1972.

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Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Constitutional Law