Dean A. Strang

Dean A. Strang

Visiting Professor

Visiting Faculty

(415) 422-6842


Dean Strang has practiced criminal defense for more than three decades. He was Wisconsin’s first federal defender and has argued in the United States Supreme Court, five federal circuits, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The broader public came to know him through Making A Murderer and through his two books of legal history. Strang has spoken at dozens of universities, colleges, and theaters across the United States and the world on criminal justice.

Strang also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Marquette University Law School. His second book, Keep the Wretches in Order: America’s Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW, was published in May 2019. His first book was Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror (U. Wisconsin Press 2013; rev. ed. 2016). He is the author of several law review articles, too.

AB, Dartmouth College
JD, University of Virginia
Criminal Law
Appellate Advocacy