Hon. Paul G. Cassell

Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Endowed Chair in Criminal Law, The University of Utah College of Law

Paul G. Cassell received a B.A. (1981) and a J.D. (1984) from Stanford University, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was President of the Stanford Law Review. He clerked for then-Judge Antonin Scalia when Scalia was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1984-85) and then for the Chief Justice of the United States, Warren Burger (1985-86). Cassell then served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Justice Department (1986-88) and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (1988 to 1991). Cassell joined the faculty at the College of Law in 1992, where he taught full time until he was sworn in as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Utah on July 2, 2002. In November 2007, he resigned his judgeship to return full time to the College of Law, to teach, write, and litigate on issues relating to crime victims' rights and criminal justice reform.  

Professor Cassell teaches criminal procedure, crime victims' rights, criminal law, and related classes.

  • J.D. Stanford University, 1984
  • B.A. Stanford University, 1981

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Publications and Multimedia
Government Wrongs and Victims’ Rights - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
January 28, 2015
Paroline v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-29-14 featuring John Malcolm and Paul Cassell
May 29, 2014
Who Pays the Damages for Child Pornography? Paroline v. United States - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
May 23, 2014
Controversial Sentencing in the Antwuan Ball Case - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
April 18, 2014
Miranda & Terror Suspects - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
February 04, 2011
SCOTUScast 7-30-09 featuring Paul Cassell
District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne
July 30, 2009
Victims' Rights - Transcript
November 15, 2003
The Victims' Rights Amendment
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
August 01, 1999
A Bill of Rights for Crime Victims
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996