Dean Nora V. Demleitner joined Washington and Lee in 2012, and is also the Roy L.
Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, her B.A.
from Bates College, and an LL.M. with distinction in International and Comparative Law
from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school Dean Demleitner clerked for the
Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third
Circuit. She testified in front of the U.S. Senate on behalf of Justice Alito’s
nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dean Demleitner teaches and has written widely in the areas of criminal, comparative, and
immigration law. Her special expertise is in sentencing and collateral sentencing
consequences. At conferences around the country she regularly speaks on sentencing
matters, often in a comparative context, and issues pertaining to the state of legal
education. Most recently, she reflected on the "Costs of Legal Education"at the
SALT (Society of American Law Teachers) annual meeting in Baltimore.
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