Fredric I. Lederer
Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, CLCT
Office phone: (757) 221-3792
Office location: Room 211D
Areas of Specialization
Computers and the Law; Constitutional Law--4th, 5th, 6th Amendments; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure Law; Evidence; Law Related Education; Law and Technology; Legal Research; Legal Skills; Legal Writing; Military Law; Practice of Law; Professional Responsibility; Trial Practice
Evidence and Applied Evidence; Technology-Augmented Trial Advocacy; Criminal Procedure; Electronic Discovery and Data Seizures; Military Law; Legal Skills
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Joined the faculty in 1980. Clerked for Judge Frederick P. Bryan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, held various legal positions with the U.S. Army including four years on the faculty of the Judge Advocate General's School and Army Member, Joint Service Committee on Military Justice Working Group. He was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar at the Max Planck Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg, Germany.
Founder and director, The Center for Legal and Court Technology (formerly the Courtroom 21 Project) which includes in William & Mary's McGlothlin Moot Courtroom the world's most technologically advanced courtroom.
Virginia Bar Committee on Technology and Practice of Law (2007-present)
Public Member, 1996-99, "The Code Committee;" appointed in 1996 by the Secretary of Defense as one of two public members to join the Judge Advocates General and the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on this Congressionally created military law committee; co-chair, Code Committee Subcommittee on Technology.
Member, ABA Section of Criminal Justice, Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence, 1980-82 (Reporter, Article V - Federal Rules of Evidence, Subcommittee); 1983-2011.
Primary co-author, Executive Order No. 12198, March 12, 1980, promulgating the Military Rules of Evidence. See 8 M.J. LXVII (1980). Principal author of Military Rules of Evidence 301-316, codifying the law of confessions and admissions and search and seizure. Author of the Analysis of the 1980 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, MCM, 1969 (Rev. ed.) A18, reprinted in 8 M.J. LXVII.