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Faculty: Wes Reber Porter

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Wes Reber Porter
Title(s):
Associate Professor of LawDirector

Litigation Center

School:
law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6663

COURSES TAUGHT

Evidence

Evidence in the Courtroom

Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP)

Trial Advocacy

White Collar Crime in Practice

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Evidence

Expert Witnesses

Federal Criminal Law & Practice

Federal Criminal Procedure

Trial Practice

White Collar Crime

EDUCATION

JD, Catholic University of America

BA, Saint Anselm College

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service

Senior Trial Attorney in Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Assistant U.S. Attorney in U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Hawaii

Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Trial Service Office Pacific, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate (JAG Corps)

Former adjunct professor at Catholic University's School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

SSRN Scholarship Social Science Research Network scholarly papers by Prof. Porter.

Viewpoint: Sentencing Guidelines Needn't Be Scrapped, The Recorder, March 15, 2013.

Book Review: Henham, Ralph. Sentencing and the Legitimacy of Trial Justice. (Routledge, 2012).

White Collar Crime: RICO, 2011-2012 ed. With H. Lowell Brown. (Thomson West, 2011).

No Change in Sight for Sentencing Guidelines, The Recorder, Dec. 8, 2011.

Life Experience Matters, The Recorder, May 3, 2011.

The Pendulum in Federal Sentencing Can Also Swing Toward Uniformity and Predictability: A Renewed Role for Negotiated Sentences and Binding Plea Agreements Post- Booker, 37 William Mitchell L. Rev. 469 (2010-11).

Expert Witnesses: Criminal Cases. (Thomson-Reuters, 2d ed., 2010).

Repeating, Yet Evading Review: Admitting Reliable Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases Still Depends Upon Who is Asking, 36 Rutgers L. Record 48 (2009).

MEDIA AND INTERVIEWS

Professor Porter regularly provides commentary to the media and speaks on matters relating to federal criminal procedure, white collar crime, and sentencing.If you would like to contact Prof. Porter, please email him directly at wporter@ggu.edu with the subject line - 'media inquiry' and he will respond asap.

Professor Porter's YouTube channel.