Levin College of Law

Fletcher N. Baldwin

Emeritus Professor
Past recipient of the Chesterfield Smith Professorship
Director, Center For International Financial Crimes Studies

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0950



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 - LAW 6111
  • Police as a social institution, including personnel, bureaucratic structure and incentives. Also covers police practices such as arrest, search, seizure, wiretapping, eavesdropping, use of informers, entrapment, confessions and lineups.
Constitutional Law - LAW 5501
  • Introduction to United States Constitutional Law. Topics include judicial enforcement of the Constitution to preserve individual liberties; judicial review; separation of powers; structure and powers of the federal government; and federalism.
International Financial Crimes - LAW 6936
  • This seminar will examine laws, executive orders, International agreements, and judicial decisions impacting upon national as well as transnational illicit money transfers especially within the context of terrorism funding.



  • Mission Creep in National Security Law” (with Daniel Ryan), 114 W. Va. L. Rev. 669 (2012) [SSRN]
  • The Rule of Law, Human Rights and Proportionality as Components of the War Against Terrorism: Is the USA Judiciary in Self-Imposed Exile?, 7 J. Money Laundering Control 218 (2004)
  • The Rule of Law, Terrorism, and Countermeasures Including the USA Patriot Act of 2001, 16 Fla. J. Int’l L. 43 (2004)
  • Le terrorisme et les de retorsion incluant le USA Patriot Act de 2001, La Semaine Juridique, Entreprise et Affaries (2003)

Book Chapters

  • “The Regulations of the Financing of Terrorism,” in Research Handbook on International Financial Crime (Barry Rider, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015)