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David A. Sklansky

Title: Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law
Tel: 510-643-3506
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FSU Contact: Don E. Johnson

David A. Sklansky joined the Boalt faculty in 2005 following a decade at UCLA School of Law and has won the campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award both at UCLA and at Berkeley. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1984, Sklansky clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. He briefly practiced labor law at the Washington, D.C., firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser. From 1987 to 1994, Sklansky served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, where he specialized in white-collar fraud prosecutions. While at UCLA, he served as special counsel to the independent review panel appointed to investigate the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division scandal. He writes and teaches about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence.


A.B, UC Berkeley (1981)
J.D., Harvard University (1984)

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