Mark Berger

Emeritus Professor of Law 1-410 LAW
Phone: 816-235-2374 Website: Publications Blog: Mark Berger
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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 books include Taking the Fifth: The Supreme Court and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination, and co-authorship of Missouri Criminal Practice and Procedure. He also is an author and chapter editor for The Law of Discipline and Discharge, a volume focusing on the labor arbitration process.

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. In 2012 he was a visiting researcher at the international criminal courts in The Hague.

Professor Berger 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. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.


Areas of expertise

Professor Berger teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and labor law.