Fletcher Baldwin

Fletcher N. Baldwin

Emeritus Professor
Past recipient of the Chesterfield Smith Professorship
Director of The Centre For International Financial Crimes Studies



Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0950

(352) 392-3005

Professor Baldwin's scholarship can be found on:


LL.M., Yale University; LL.M., University of Illinois; J.D., University of Georgia (cum laude); B.A., University of Georgia

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Constitutional Law, Political & Civil Rights, Criminal Procedure, International Financial Crimes

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 1962 as Assistant Professor. Named Associate Professor (1965), Professor (1968), Chesterfield Smith Professor (2000).
  • Previous Educational Experience: Instructor, University of Georgia School of Law (1961); Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois (1961-62); Lecturer, Equal Opportunities Institute (1965-66); Fellow, Law & the Social Sciences, Yale University (1967-68).
  • Visiting Faculty: Princeton University, Makerere University (Fulbright Professor of Law), University of Natal in South Africa, Baylor University, Escuela Libre De Derecho in Mexico City, Trinity College in England (Cambridge-Warsaw Program).
  • Legal Experience: Argued appeals before U.S. Supreme Court, death penalty cases before Florida Supreme Court.
  • Professional Affiliations: Honorary Fellow, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; The Georgia Bar; U.S. Supreme Court; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Delta; Journal of Financial Crime (Editorial Board); Journal of Money Laundering Control (London) (Advisory Board).

Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices (3 credits) - LAW 6111

    • Police as a social institution, including personnel, bureaucratic structure and incentives. Police practices such as arrest, search, seizure, wiretapping, eavesdropping, use of informers, entrapment, interrogations and lineups are covered. Credit for this course precludes credit for Criminal Procedure Survey (LAW 6930). Prerequisites: None.

Constitutional Law (2 or 3 credits) -LAW 6502

    • Additional Constitutional law topics such as personal liberties and fundamental rights, the First Amendment, or the Fourteenth Amendment. Course coverage designated by instructor prior to registration. Prerequisites: Constitutional Law (Law 5501).

International Financial Crimes, Terrorism and Organized Crimes - LAW 6936

  • Seminar examination of governmental regulatory impact upon terrorism and organized crime assets. Prerequisites: Constitutional Law (Law 5501).


  • Mission Creep in National Security Law (with Daniel Ryan), 114 West Virginia Law Review 669 (2012)
  • The Rule of Law, Human Rights and Proportionality as Components of the War Against Terrorism: Is the USA Judiciary in Self-Imposed Exile?, 7 Journal of Money Laundering Control 218 (2004)
  • The Rule of Law, Terrorism, and Countermeasures Including the USA Patriot Act of 2001, 16 Florida Journal of International Law 43 (2004)
  • Le terrorisme et les de retorsion incluant le USA Patriot Act de 2001, La Semaine Juridique, Entreprise et Affaries (2003)