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Deborah Young 

Professor & Director, Center for Advocacy and Clinical Education

Department: Cumberland School of Law
Office: ROBSN 

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., Cum Laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1982; Associate Editor and Notes Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • Corning Traveling Fellow, 1978-79
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Kentucky, Political Science and Spanish, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1997


    Teaching & Research Interests: Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy

    Practice Experience

    • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1983-1990
    • Clerk, Judge Thomas A. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1982-83

    Academic Experience

    • Fulbright Professor; Xiamen University, Xiamen, China 2007
    • Emory University School of Law, 1990-97

    Expert in federal rules of evidence; criminal procedure; criminal law; and international criminal litigation. Expert in sentencing practices; co-author of Federal Sentencing Law and Practice (West Publishing).

    Expert in rules of search and seizure, police investigative techniques and interrogations. As Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983-1990, Young worked in Transnational and Major Crimes Section, prosecuting criminal cases of espionage, bribery, fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and narcotics violations.

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    • $128k

      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students