Yale Kamisar Named University of San Diego Professor of Law Emeritus

SAN DIEGO (October 29, 2012) - Retired University of San Diego School of Law Professor Yale Kamisar has been named Professor of Law Emeritus as voted by the law school’s faculty and approved by the university’s Board of Trustees.

Appointment of emeritus status may be granted for uncommonly meritorious teaching, scholarship or service to the university, taking into account years of service to the University of San Diego and contributions to the nominee’s profession.

Kamisar joined University of San Diego School of Law in 2002, teaching and writing in the areas of criminal procedure, criminal law, and the administration of criminal justice before his retirement in 2011. He is also the Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan Law School, where he began teaching in 1965.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.