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Prof. Douglas Berman

Professor of Law

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


Douglas Berman is a Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where his teaching and research activities relate primarily to criminal sentencing, criminal law and procedure. He is the author of a Web-based “blog” on sentencing law: www.sentencing.typepad.com. His co-author of the book Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statues &Guidelines (Aspen Publishers 2004) and is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on sentencing in the United States. Before entering academia, he was a litigator with Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Jon O. Newman and Judge Guido Calabresi, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Berman received his A.B. summa cum Laude from Princeton University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.