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W. David Ball
Title: Visiting Professor of Law
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor W. David Ball works primarily in the field of criminal justice,
writing and teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure,
sentencing and corrections. His articles have been published in the
Columbia Law Review, the American Journal of Criminal Law, the Stanford Law
and Policy Review, and the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy.
Prior to becoming a full time member of the Santa Clara University School
of Law faculty in 2009, Ball served as a social Justice Teaching Fellow at
Santa Clara, a Research Fellow at the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and
a law clerk for the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Before law school he was
an actor, writer, and filmmaker in New York City. He
graduated with highest distinction from the
University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and got
a second BA from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Ball is currently Co-Chair of the Corrections Committee of the American Bar
Association’s Criminal Justice Section, and a member of the Advisory Board
of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys
traveling, photography, and coaching his sons’ little league teams.
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