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About Judith L Ritter

Judith L. Ritter is Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Ritter received a B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, and a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979, where she was a member of the Law and Policy in International Business Law Review. 

Following graduation from law school, Professor Ritter served as a Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, Mineola, New York from 1979-86; Clinical Staff Attorney, Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey, from 1986-90; Associate Counsel, Community Service Society of New York, New York, New York, from 1990-93; and Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra University from 1993-1994. 

Professor Ritter joined the faculty at Widener as Associate Professor of Law in 1994 and has served as Professor of Law since 2004. She founded and directs the Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic which has been providing representation to indigent defendants since 1995.   Professor Ritter is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and she teaches and writes in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Post-Conviction Remedies.


Present Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, Delaware Campus, Widener University Delaware Law School
Present Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School



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Widener University School of Law
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803


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