Laird  Kirkpatrick

Laird Kirkpatrick

Title: Louis Harkey Mayo Research Professor of Law

Address: 2000 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20052
Telephone: 202.994.2667
Email: lkirkpatrick@law.gwu.edu

Education
B.A., Harvard University; J.D., University of Oregon

Biographical Sketch
A former trial lawyer and federal prosecutor, Professor Kirkpatrick has taught evidence and evidence related courses for more than 25 years. He is the coauthor of Evidence Under the Rules (8th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2015), a coursebook adopted at more than 100 law schools; Federal Evidence (4th ed. Thomson/West 2013), a six-volume treatise on the Federal Rules of Evidence; Evidence: Practice Under the Rules (4th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2012), a one volume treatise for lawyers and judges; Evidence (5th ed. Aspen 2012), a one volume hornbook for law students; and Black Letter Outline on Evidence (West 4th ed. 2014).

Professor Kirkpatrick previously served as counsel to the head of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice and as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission. He is the former chair of the Evidence Section of the American Association of Law Schools. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a former member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Professor Kirkpatrick also has served on the Advisory Committee on Evidence and the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules for the United States Judicial Conference. He serves on the Evidence Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners which drafts and reviews the questions for the multi-state bar examination.

Professor Kirkpatrick is the former Philip H. Knight Dean of the University of Oregon Law School, where he was also the Hershner Professor of Jurisprudence and later the Hollis Professor of Legal Procedure. He previously taught as an instructor at the University of Michigan and has been a visiting professor at the University of California (Hastings), the University of Maryland, the University of London (London Law Consortium), University of Adelaide, Suffolk University, and Stetson College of Law.

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