Ellen S. Kreitzberg

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.


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

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