Jonathan H. Oberman

Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Criminal Defense Clinic


B.A., 1974, M.A., 1976, M.Phil., 1979, Columbia University
J.D., 1982, Northeastern School of Law

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law


Jonathan Oberman is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic.  Over his twenty years at Cardozo, Professor Oberman has taught Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Wrongful Convictions, and Ethics of Criminal Advocacy.  In addition he teaches the Defense Clinic Seminar and directs the Criminal Defense Clinic, supervises students in the Criminal Appeals Clinic, and in the past litigated cases with the Innocence Project. 


Over his tenure at Cardozo, close to 150 former students have gone on to careers in Public Defender offices all over the country. 


Before coming to Cardozo, Professor Oberman spent eleven years working as a Public Defender in both appeals and trials, where he served as a supervising attorney and trial trainer. 


He continues to work as a cooperating attorney with lawyers in the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice.  

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
Room 1114
New York, NY 10003

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