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About Robert M. Pitler

Professor Pitler's special expertise is in the area of criminal law, procedure and evidence. His seminal article on New York State search and seizure constitutionalism in the Brooklyn Law Review is the authoritative source on the subject. He is also the author of Recent Developments in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence 1986-2000 (4th ed. 2000) and 2006 Supp. Before joining the faculty in 1988, he was Counsel to the New York County District Attorney and Chief of the Office’s Investigations Division and Chief of the Appeals Bureau. He previously taught at the University of Syracuse Law School and the University of Colorado Law School. He also served as senior law clerk to Charles D. Breitel, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. He has been twice honored by the New York State Bar Association for "Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education," and "Outstanding Contribution in Criminal Justice Legislation.” Professor Pitler serves as Chair of the New York State Law Revision Commission, and was the principal drafter of the Commission's 1990 proposed Code of Evidence


Present Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School



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250 Joralemon Street
Room 803
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 780-7952

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