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Lisa Rich

Associate Professor of Law
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Courses:  Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I and II

Lisa Rich joined the faculty in 2012. Before that, Professor Rich served as the Director of Legislative & Public Affairs for the United States Sentencing Commission.  Professor Rich has taught legal writing and criminal procedure courses previously as adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, George Washington School of Law, and Howard University School of law.  She also has taught courses in constitutional law, legislation, federal sentencing, and legal research and writing as a visiting professor at the University of Wyoming School of Law.  Professor Rich has worked in private practice and spent a number of years with various committees of the United States House of Representatives.

Professor Rich’s scholarly interests relate to her background in federal sentencing and the federal legislative process.  Her research focuses on federal sentencing reform, the criminal justice process from a legislative perspective, and community reentry.

Professor Rich earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law.  Professor Rich graduated with honors from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a B.A. degree in international politics and studied at the Beijing Foreign Languages Normal College in Beijing, China.

Selected Publications

"Federal Intellectual Property Crimes: An Overview for Corporate Counsel," American Bar Association 2009 White Collar Crime Conference (2009) (with Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.)

"Congress Should Engage in Sentencing Review: Some Ideas for the 111th Congress," 21 Federal Sentencing Reporter 1 (October 2008)

"The History of Miranda and Why It Remains Vital Today," 40 Valparaiso University Law Review 685 (2006) (with Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]