University Distinguished Lecture
Joshua Dressler is The Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, in The Michael E.
Moritz College of Law, at The Ohio State University. Prior to coming
to Ohio State, Dressler held the first Distinguished Professor and
Scholar Chair at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of
Law, where he was also honored with the University Eberhardt Teaching
and Scholar Award. Earlier in his career, he received the Donald H.
Gordon Teaching Excellence Award at Wayne State University. Because
of national renown, he has been a Visiting Professor at some of the
nation's leading law schools, including the University of Michigan,
UCLA, and the University Iowa. He has also visited at the University
of British Columbia, and Auckland University in New Zealand.
Dressler is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of
criminal law and criminal procedure. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the
four-volume Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, the author of two
treatises in his field, two casebooks used by law schools throughout
the nation. In addition, he is the author of more than two dozen
scholarly articles published in the United States and United Kingdom,
many of which, including his University Distinguished Lecture, focus
on moral and legal issues in the field of criminal law.
Dressler also serves as co-Managing Editor of the peer-evaluated Ohio
State Journal of Criminal Law, and he serves on editorial boards of
various other criminal law journals and law publishers.