Emeritus Professor of Law
Mark Berger received his bachelor of arts from Columbia University in 1966 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1969. From 1969 to 1971, he worked as legal adviser for the New Haven Police Department. Subsequently, he was appointed executive director of pretrial services in New Haven.
Professor Berger joined the law faculty in 1973. His publications include Taking the Fifth: The Supreme Court and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, co-authorship of Missouri Criminal Practice and Procedure, and author and chapter editor of The Law of Discipline and Discharge.
Professor Berger has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and at the Oxford University Centre for Criminological Research. In 2005, he was a research visitor at the European Court of Human Rights and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. He has also been a consultant to the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration’s Speedy Trial Project and the Uniform Law Commissioners Sentencing and Corrections Code Project.
Professor Berger teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and labor law.
Areas of expertise
Criminal law, human rights, labor law, employment law, arbitration