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About Stephen E Henderson

Professor Henderson teaches, writes, and speaks about criminal law, criminal procedure, and privacy.  He dabbles in other areas and debates most anything, from law to sports to music, and in a former life he taught intellectual property, most of which he loved but much of which he has forgotten.
Henderson has been honored to receive teaching and scholarly awards, has served as Reporter for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards on Law Enforcement Access to Third Party Records, and has taught in Batumi, Georgia, in a summer program hosted by that nation’s Constitutional Court.  He is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law, and his personal writing has been argued and utilized in resolving contemporary search and seizure controversies at the state and federal levels.  He is cofounder and co-webmaster of Fourth Amendment Security, a mildly serious public education project, and of The Crimprof Multipedia, an extensive online resource for criminal law and procedure professors.

Henderson obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis, where among other honors he received the College of Engineering Medal and perhaps the highest marks ever.  While receiving his JD from Yale Law School he co-founded the Yale Law and Technology Society, and after law school he clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He then practiced with Vinson & Elkins and Fish & Richardson, concentrating on intellectual property, criminal law, and the intersections thereof.

Professor Henderson’s kids are the greatest; they perform together as SquishBAND.  His wife of twenty-three years is pretty great too.


2011 - Present Judge Haskell A. Holloman Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law



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  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation
  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Computer Crime

Contact Information

University of Oklahoma College of Law
300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019


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