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Saturday, July 23, 2005

CrimProf Blog Spotlight: James W. Diehm of Widener

Diehm_1 This week CrimProf Blog spotlights Professor James W. Diehm of Widener PA.  "James W. Diehm is a Professor of Law at the Harrisburg Campus of the Widener University School of Law. Prior to coming to Widener, Professor Diehm served as the Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 1983 to 1987. Before receiving that appointment, he was a partner in a St. Croix law firm engaged in a litigation practice. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the United States Virgin Islands from 1974 to 1976, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1974.

Professor Diehm received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1969. He has been a lecturer and an instructor at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute of the United States Department of Justice, at courses provided by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, at seminars for judicial officials, and at a number of other similar programs throughout the country.

Professor Diehm is the author of several articles and has, for three years, taught a course in Comparative Criminal Procedure in Widener's summer program in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the fall of 1997, Professor Diehm was sent by the American Bar Association and the United States Department of Justice on a three-month mission to Ukraine and Russia to work with their governments on reforming their criminal justice systems. Professor Diehm teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Criminal Procedure.

Professor Diehm has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the National Association of Former United States Attorneys and the American Bar Association. During his most recent service with the United States Department of Justice, he was a member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys." Complete list of publications.

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