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About Daniel J. Givelber

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.


Present Professor Emeritus of Law, Northeastern University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Criminal law and procedure, Capital punishment, Evidence, and Torts

Honors and Awards

  • Dean, School of Law, 1984-1993
  • Interim Dean, School of Law, 1998-1999

Articles (5)

Books (1)