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About Nora V. Demleitner

Nora V. Demleitner joined Washington and Lee in 2012 and is 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.


Present Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law

Contact Information

Office: 506 Sydney Lewis Hall
Phone: 540-458-8502
Fax: 540-458-8488


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