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About Robert M. Sanger

Scientific Evidence, Restorative Justice, Death Penalty Law, Jurisprudence and White Collar law are both practical and academic interests based on over 40 years of litigation practice, research, publication and teaching. A Criminal Law Specialist (Certified by the Cal. St. Bar Bd. of Legal Specialization) and admitted to practice there and before the United States Supreme Court as well as several federal district and circuit courts around the country. Professor of Law and Forensic Science at The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, former President of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Present Adjunct Professor of Law, The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
Present Senior Partner, Sanger Swysen & Dunkle

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Forensic Science, Sceintific Evidence, Epigenetics, Firearms and Toolmarks, Capital Case, Death Penalty

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Honors and Awards

  • California State Bar Board of Governor's Award for Pro Bono Services, 1982
  • Bill of Rights Award, ACLU, Santa Barbara Chapter, 1994
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association Order of the Reasonable Doubt, 1993
  • Death Penalty Focus Special Achievement Award 2004


  • Professional Responsibility
  • Restorative Justice
  • Jurisprudence
  • Forensic Science and the Law


1970 - 1973 JD, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ School of Law
1966 - 1970 B.A., University of Califorina at Santa Barbara ‐ Political Science

Contact Information

125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 102
Santa Barbara, California 93101


Recent Publications (3)

Scientific Evidence (15)

Death Penalty (11)