Professor Ronald Wright named among 20 most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty

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Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ronald Wright has been named the 13th most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty member in the United States, from 2010 to 2014, in Brian Leiter’s law school report, published originally on Law Professor Blogs Network on May 18, 2016.  The study’s data was draw from the 2015 Sisk study.

For example, Professor Wright‘s “Sentencing Law and Policy” casebook was cited in the Supreme Court’s decision in Betterman v. Montana, released on May 19, 2016. A PDF of the opinion can be accessed at the Supreme Court’s website.

Professor Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors. He is a board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens’ Police Review Board. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting antitrust and other white-collar criminal cases.