Associate Dean of Faculty, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Law
Legal Research Center
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.
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
- Criminal Law I,
- Criminal Procedure I,
- Environmental Enforcement,
- Federal Courts,
- Comparative Criminal Procedure
- 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)
Separately Published Works
- CRIMES AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENT (Michie 1997, supplemented annually to 2007) (co-authored by Susan L. Smith).
Works Published As Part of a Collection (selected)
- Alcohol- and Drug-free Housing: A Key Strategy in Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Recidivism, 46, McGeorge L. Rev. 839 (3014)
- Would Serious Criminal Sanctions Apply if Bhopal Occurred in the United States?, 2 Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy 11 (2010-11) (co-authored with Marcel Gesmundo)
- A Graduated Punishment Approach to Environmental Crimes: Beyond Vindication of Administrative Authority in the United States and Europe, 34 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 447 (2009) (co-authored with Michael G. Faure).
- Locating the Environmental Harm in Environmental Crimes, 2009 Utah Law Review 1177 (2009).
- What Does an Environmental Criminal Know, 23 Natural Resources & Environment 24 (2009).
- Why Sentencing by a Judge Satisfies the Right to Jury Trial: A Comparative Look atBlakely and Booker, 40 McGeorge Law Review 107 (2009).
- “Criminal Enforcement,” in Michael Gerrard, ed., Environmental Law Practice Guide ch. 12C. (2004).
- Fault Lines in the Clean Water Act: Criminal Enforcement, Continuing Violations, and Mental State, 33 Envt’l. L. 173 (2003).
- Moral Issues in Environmental Crimes, 7 Fordham Envt’l. L.J. 881 (1996).
- The Dilemma of Mental State in Federal Regulatory Crimes: The Environmental Example, 25 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 1165 (1995).
- Lo Formal y lo Procesal en la Vida Constitucional: Unas Observaciones, POLITEMAS: LA REVISTA DE LOS PROCESOS POLITICOS 26 (Ano 3 No. 8, 1989, Caracas).
- Protecting Society and Defendants Too: The Constitutional Dilemma of Mental Abnormality and Intoxication Defenses, 53 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 221 (1984).
Major Appellate Briefs
- United States v. Abraham, 627 F.2d 205 (9th Cir. 1980).
- United States v. Young Buffalo, 591 F.2d 506 (9th Cir. 1979).
- United States v. Hoodie, 588 F.2d 292 (9th Cir. 1978).
- State v. Bush, 29 Or. App. 315, 563 P.2d 747 (1977).