Associate Dean of Faculty, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.A. cum laude with departmental honors 1968 Oberlin College
M.A. 1970 University of Illinois
J.D. 1975 University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Susan Mandiberg has conducted anthropological fieldwork in rural Ecuador. Before joining the law school faculty, she was a trial and appellate attorney with the public defenders’ offices for Multnomah County and the federal courts and an associate with a Portland law firm. Mandiberg is co-author of a treatise on the subject of environmental crimes and has written a number of articles on the same topic. Mandiberg has taught law in Spanish both as a Fulbright professor of law in Venezuela and as a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian (Donostia), Spain. She has recently taught and lectured at national law schools in India. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar.
Mandiberg’s recent articles include: Why Sentencing by a Judge Satisfies the Right to Jury Trial: A Comparative Law Look at Blakely and Booker (2009); A Graduated Punishment Approach to Environmental Crimes: Beyond Vindication of Administrative Authority in the United States and Europe (2009); and Locating the Environmental Harm in Environmental Crimes (2009). Her article on the Supreme Court’s treatment of the reasonable person in search and seizure and Miranda will be published in winter, 2011.
Mandiberg is active in supporting public interest law. She currently chairs the Board of Metropolitan Public Defender and is a member of the boards of the Public Interest Law Project and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.