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. 



Replacing Incarceration: The Need for Dramatic Change, Federal Sentencing Reporter (2009)


Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statues and Guidelines (with Douglas Berman, Marc L. Miller, and Ronald F. Wright) (2013)

Contributions to Books


Unique Disadvantages, Unique Needs: Native American Sex Offenders, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management (2013)


Is There a More Just "Fortress Europe:? A Review of Engherson and Leerkes, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference (2010)


U.S. Felon Disenfranchisement: Parting Ways with Western Europe, Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective (2009)


A Vicious Cycle: Re-Sanctioning Offenders, Civil Penalties, Social Consequences (2005)


The Law at Crossroads: The Construction of Migrant Women Trafficked Into Prostitution, Global Human Smuggling in Comparative Perspective (2001)



Human Rights Themes in the Life of a Law School, Panelist, International Association of Law Schools (2013)
Panel 3: New Cases and New Tactics: Approaching Gideon Through a Modern Lens (with Josh Bowers, Ron Wright, Margareth Etienne, and John Gross), The Frances Lewis Law Center Events (2012)