David J. Gottlieb

David Gottlieb
  • Professor Emeritus of Law

Contact Info


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974
Georgetown Law Journal
B.A., Oberlin College, 1969


Clinical legal education

International human rights

Criminal procedure


Kansas 1979, New York 1975

Career History

Associate Appellate Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeal Bureau, New York City 1974-76; Associate Appellate Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Federal Defender Appeals Unit, New York City 1976-79; Associate Professor, Kansas 1979-84; Professor since 1984; Visiting Professor, American University 1989-90; Visiting Professor, California Western School of Law 1996-97 Visiting Professor, Howard University 2000-01; Director, Paul E. Wilson Defender Project 1979-99; Director of Clinical Programs, Kansas 1995-99.


Special Topics: Refugee and Asylum Law 

Selected Publications

  • "Criminal Trials as Culture Wars: Southern Honor and the Acquittal of Frank James," 51 Kansas Law Review 409 (2003)
  • Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (with Bamberger, et al.) (4th ed. 2001 & supps.)
  • Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice (with George) (2nd ed. 1992 & supp.)
  • "The Sentencing Commission's Administrative Reforms: Two Cheers and Some Suggestions," 9 Federal Sentencing Review 71 (1996)
  • "Drug Testing, Collective Suspicion and a Fourth Amendment out of Balance," 6 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 27 (Winter 1997)
  • "The Death Penalty in the Legislature: Some Thoughts About Money, Myth, and Morality," 37 Kansas Law Review 443 (1989)


Member, Sentencing Commission Practitioner Advisory Group; Courtesy Faculty, Department of Russian and East European Studies; Legal Specialist and Consultant, ABA Central and East European Law Initiative.