William J. Stuntz


William J. Stuntz (July 3, 1958 – March 15, 2011) was a criminal justice scholar and a professor at Harvard Law School.[1]

Stuntz was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up Annapolis, Maryland. He received his Bachelor's at The College of William & Mary and his degree in law at University of Virginia School of Law. Subsequently, he clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Following this, Stuntz taught at the University of Virginia School of Law for over a decade, before moving to Harvard Law School in 1999.[1]

Stuntz's last work, published posthumously, is The Collapse of American Criminal Justice. He succumbed to cancer in March 2011 at the age of 52.[2][3][4][5] He was an outspoken evangelical Christian.

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  1. ^ a b Law Professor William Stuntz Dies at Age 52
  2. ^ William Stuntz 1958-2011: An examined life of thoughtfulness and grace
  3. ^ Crime and Punishment: On William Stuntz
  4. ^ William Stuntz
  5. ^ W.J. Stuntz, Who Stimulated Legal Minds, Dies at 52