Steven B. Duke

Professor of Law


Professor Steven B. Duke teaches and writes on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and drug policy. From 1981 until 2003, he was the Law of Science and Technology Professor. He received his B.S. degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. from the University of Arizona, where he was editor-in-chief of the first Arizona Law Review.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


LL.M., Yale, 1961

J.D., University of Arizona, 1959

B.S., Arizona State University, 1956

Courses Taught


  • Convicting the Innocent
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Federal Crimes
  • Problems in Evidence

Professor Steven B. Duke teaches and writes on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and drug policy. From 1981 until 2003, he was the Law of Science and Technology Professor. He received his B.S. degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. from the University of Arizona, where he was editor-in-chief of the first Arizona Law Review. He served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas after which he received an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. Professor Duke has visited at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), the University of California at San Francisco (Hastings College of Law), and Arizona State University. He has submitted many briefs on criminal matters to the United States Supreme Court and has orally argued three cases in that Court. He has also briefed and argued numerous other cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Selected Publications

Mass Imprisonment, Crime Rates, and the Drug War: A Penological and Humanitarian Disgrace, 9 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 17 (2010)

Does Miranda Protect the Innocent or the Guilty?, 10 Chapman L. Rev. 551(2007)

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Conversational versus Eyewitness Testimony in Criminal Convictions
(with Lee and Pager), 44 Amer. Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2007)

Issues in Legalization, in Jefferson Fish, ed., Drugs and Society: U.S. Drug Policy (2005)

The Drug War and the Constitution (Lynch ed.), After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century (CATO Inst. 2000)

The Drug War is Lost, National Review (Feb. 12, 1996)

Drug Prohibition: An Unnatural Disaster, 27 Connecticut L. Rev. 571 (1995)

America's Longest War: Rethinking Our Tragic Crusade Against Drugs (with Albert Gross) (Tarcher/Putnam, 1993)

Clinton and Crime, 10 Yale J. on Reg. 575 (1993)

Justice Douglas and the Criminal Law, in Wasby (ed.), He Shall Not Pass This Way Again (1990)

Making Leon Worse, 95 Yale L. J. 1405 (1986)

Bail Reform for the Eighties: A Reply to Senator Kennedy, 49 Fordham L. Rev. 40 (1980)

The Right to Appointed Counsel: Argersinger and Beyond, 12 American Criminal L. Rev. 601 (1975)

Prosecutions for Attempts to Evade Income Tax: A Discordant View of a Procedural Hybrid, 76 Yale L. J. 1 (1966)