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David A. Sklansky
Visiting Professor of Law


Professor Sklansky is a visiting professor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

David A. Sklansky joined the Boalt faculty in 2005 following a decade at UCLA School of Law, where he won the campuswide Distinguished Teaching Award and was twice voted the law school's professor of the year. He teaches courses on criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence. Sklansky serves as faculty chair of the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice.

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1984, Sklansky clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. He briefly practiced labor law at the Washington, D.C., firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser. From 1987 to 1994, Sklansky served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, where he specialized in white-collar fraud prosecutions. While at UCLA, he served as special counsel to the independent review panel appointed to investigate the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division scandal.