Robert Weisberg is an Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, and an expert on criminal law and criminal procedure, as well as a leading scholar in the law and literature movement.
Weisberg received his B.A. from City College of New York in 1966, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Harvard University in 1967 and 1971. After graduation, he became a tenured English professor at Skidmore College, then left to attend Stanford Law School, where he received a J.D. in 1979 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Law Review. He then served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. He joined the faculty at Stanford Law School in 1981, where he has won numerous teaching awards and co-directs the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. Weisberg's book, Literary Criticisms of Law, has been highly praised, as has his scholarship on criminal law and criminal procedure. He also co-authors a leading criminal law casebook.