Meet the Faculty- Christopher Slobogin
View on the Profession
“I hope law students give serious consideration to practice paths outside the mainstream. Law firm work pays well, but is often not as rewarding as public interest law and working with the disadvantaged. In the latter area, a lawyer’s skills are usually needed more desperately, tested more quickly, and appreciated more readily.”
Education: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., LL.M., University of Virginia.
E xper tise/Background
Author of more than 50 books, articles and chapters on criminal law, criminal procedure and mental health law; Director, Western State Legal Aid Society; Fulbright Scholar (Kiev University); Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section and the Mental Disability and Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools; and Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Standards for Non-Responsibility for Crime and for its Standards for Technologically-Assisted Physical Surveillance. Professor Slobogin is frequently quoted in the media — and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, Court TV and CNBC, among other outlets — on matters regarding criminal law and mental health law. He has received two teaching awards while at UF.
What You May Not Know
“I like historical novels, playing the guitar (especially when no one is listening), playing basketball (especially against short, slow people), and watching my nine year-old play softball.”