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Sanford H. Kadish

Title: Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law (Emeritus)
Tel: 510-642-3848
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Sanford Kadish joined the Boalt faculty in 1964 and served as dean from 1975 to 1982. Previously, he taught at the University of Utah and the University of Michigan and also practiced with a New York firm.

Kadish has been a Guggenheim Fellow and visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, Kyoto-Doshisha University, the Freiburg Institute for Criminal Law, and the University of Melbourne. He has been president of both the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American Law Schools, as well as vice president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the City University of New York and Cologne University.

Kadish was editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and his books include Discretion to Disobey; Criminal Law and Its Processes; and Blame and Punishment: Essays in Criminal Law. Recent publications include "Fifty Years of Criminal Law: An Opinionated Review," in the California Law Review (1999).

In 1991 Kadish was awarded the Berkeley Citation. In 1999 he received the ABA's Annual Research Award and was elected to the Executive Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Western Division.


B.S.S, City College of New York (1942)
LL.B., Columbia University (1948)
Dr. Jur., University of Cologne (1983)
LL.D., City University of New York (1985)
LL.D., Southwestern University (1993)

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