Ellen S. Kreitzberg

Professor of Law

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Professor Kreitzberg has practiced and written extensively on the death penalty. She created and now directs the Death Penalty College, a residential training program held each August at Santa Clara University School of Law to train lawyers assigned to the defense of a capital case.

Prior to joining Santa Clara University School of Law in 1988, Professor Kreitzberg was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., while also representing death row inmates on a pro bono basis. She is an annual guest lecturer at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program.

Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School

B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Specialization

Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Evidence, Trial Advocacy

Affiliations and Honors

Board of Directors, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Bibliography

Books

Understanding Capital Punishment with Carter and Howe. 3rd edition. LexisNexis (2012) | Link to Library Catalog

Jury Selection: The Law, Art, and Science of Selecting a Jury with Gobert and Rose. 3rd edition. West (2009) | Link to Library Catalog

Understanding Capital Punishment Law with Carter and Howe. 2nd edition. LexisNexis (2008) | Link to Library Catalog

Understanding Capital Punishment Law with Carter. Lexis (2004) | Link to Library Catalog

California Criminal Law Trial Guide with Markham and Johnson. Matthew Bender (1994) | Link to Library Catalog

Chapters

Voir Dire in California Death Penalty Defense Manual. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; California Public Defenders Association. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice : California Public Defenders Association (1989) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

But Can It Be Fixed? A Look at Constitutional Challenges to Lethal Injection Executions, with Richter, 47 Santa Clara Law Review 445-510 (2007) | Link to Digital Commons

Innocent of a Capital Crime: Parallels Between Innocence of a Crime and Innocence of the Death Penalty, with Carter, (Symposium: The Death Penalty and the Question of Actual Innocence), 42 Tulsa Law Review 437-461 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons

Death Without Justice, (Symposium: The Death Penalty: Race, Poverty and Justice), 35 Santa Clara Law Review 485-518 (1995) | Link to Digital Commons

Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege, 6 California Defender 26-38 (Summer/Fall 1994) (Published by California Public Defenders Association) | Link to Digital Commons

The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, 6 California Defender 47-57 (Summer/Fall 1994) (Published by California Public Defenders Association) | Link to Digital Commons

Attorney-Client Privilege, 6 California Defender 2-23 (Summer/Fall 1994) (Published by California Public Defenders Association) | Link to Digital Commons

Other Articles

A Time to Heal, 2001 Et Al.: The Magazine of Santa Clara University School of Law 22-23 (Summer/Fall 2001)

Executing the Innocent, 2000 Et Al.: The Magazine of Santa Clara University School of Law 36 (Winter/Spring 2000)

Capital Cases: How Much Payne Will the Courts Allow?, 22 Champion 31-35, 60 (January/February 1998) | Link to Full Text

Introduction: The Death Penalty: Race, Poverty and Justice, (Symposium: The Death Penalty: Race, Poverty and Justice), 35 Santa Clara Law Review 419-424 (1995) | Link to Digital Commons

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Currently Teaching:

Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2015