Professor Givelber served as dean of the law school from 1984 until 1993, and was
interim dean during the 1998-1999 academic year. He is an expert in the areas of criminal
law, criminal procedure and capital punishment, and has been engaged in pro bono death
penalty litigation for many years. 

Professor Givelber has taught and published primarily in the areas of criminal law,
criminal procedure, evidence and torts. In recent years, his research has focused on the
accuracy of the procedures we employ to determine guilt. He is a founding member of the
board of the New England Innocence Project and has lectured in his areas of
specialization in Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Prior to joining the law school
faculty, he served as an assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia and as a
civil litigator with a large New York law firm. 

In honor of Professor Givelber's outstanding contributions to the School of Law, the
Givelber Distinguished Lecturer Program brings distinguished public service practitioners
to the school as visiting faculty so they may share with students and faculty the
challenges and satisfactions of public service practice. 



Liberation Reconsidered: Understanding Why Judges and Juries Disagree About Guilt (with Amy S. Farrell), School of Law Faculty Publications (2010)

Data collected in four jurisdictions by the National Center for State Courts allows us to...



Public health versus court-sponsored secrecy (with Anthony Robbins), School of Law Faculty Publications (2006)

Public health practice - the prevention of disease and injury and the protection of the...



Learning through work: an empirical study of legal internship (with Brook K. Baker, John McDevitt, and Robyn Miliano), School of Law Faculty Publications (1995)

The authors present the results of an extended empirical investigation of law students' beliefs about...



The bike tour leader's dilemma: talking about supervision (with Michael Meltsner and James V. Rowan), School of Law Faculty Publications (1989)

This article explores the range of learning, teaching and managerial issues that lawyers encounter in...



Treating Blacks as if they were white: problems of definition and proof in section 1982 cases (with Judith Olans Brown and Stephen Subrin), School of Law Faculty Publications (1975)

Immediately after the Civil War, the United States Congress enacted, over presidential veto, a statute...




Not guilty: are the acquitted innocent? (with Amy Farrell) (2012)