The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Joshua  Dressler

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Joshua Dressler, who holds the Frank R. Strong Chair in Law at the Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, is one of the country’s most respected authorities on the subjects of criminal law and criminal procedure. He has received teaching awards at three of the law schools at which he has taught, as well as awards for his scholarship. Dressler’s scholarship is substantial. He is the author of casebooks in the fields of criminal law and criminal procedure. His treatises in the field frequently are cited by scholars and courts. He is also the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters, published in the United States and United Kingdom. He is also editor-in-chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and was instrumental in creating the respected Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, for which he now serves as co-editor. As a member of the prestigious American Law Institute, he serves on the Members Consultative Group working on revisions to the Model Penal Code sentencing provisions. He also serves on the Law School Advisory Board of the Thomson-West Publishing Co.’s American Casebook Series.  Dressler frequently is an invited speaker at law schools and conferences throughout the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Europe. He also is frequently called upon by local, national, and international media to comment on important criminal justice matters.