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About Richard Daniel Klein

Richard Klein received his B.S., with honors from the University of Wisconsin; Masters and Doctoral Degrees in International Affairs, Columbia University; J.D. from Harvard Law School. Professor Klein was a Ford Foundation Fellow in International Development at both Harvard and Columbia Universities. He has been a grant recipient from the Harvard Law School Civil Rights Coordinating Committee as well as from the Harvard Law School Center for Criminal Justice.
Professor Klein served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia, and worked for 10 years as a trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society. He has been a member of the faculty at Hofstra Law School and CUNY Law School, and a Visitor at the Law Department of the University of Hong Kong. He has received numerous awards from students in appreciation of his teaching, and is active with several committees of the Criminal Justice Sections of both the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools, having served as Section Chair. He has taught International Human Rights law in China, India, Russia and Israel. His scholarly publications have focused on the Constitutional Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel, Constitutional Challenges to the Death Penalty, and International Human Rights issues focusing on the People’s Republic of China.


Present Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center


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Honors and Awards

  • Bruce K. Gould Distinguished Professor of Law


  • International Human Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law

Contact Information

Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Phone: Office: 631-761-7126

Room: 415C

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