Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Richard G. Singer
Rutgers Law School
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
  • Biography
  • Publications

Professor Singer, now emeritus,  teaches courses on criminal law, including federal criminal law, advanced substantive criminal law and criminal procedure (adjudication). He served as dean of the law school from 1986 to 1989.

Prior to joining the law faculty in 1986, Professor Singer taught at the University of Alabama Law School,  the University of Cincinnati Law School, and  Benjamin Cardozo Law School, and Rutgers-Newark, where he was also served as associate dean..  He has taught as an adjunct or as a visitor, at Columbia, George Washington, U.Penn., and  U. Puget Sound.  

Professor Singer served as a special assistant in the United States Attorney Office in Newark, and  directed the ABA Resource Center on Correctional Law and Legal Services. He was  a Reporter on both  the Model Sentencing and Corrections Act (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) and  the ABA Standards Relating to the Legal Status of Prisoners.

Professor Singer was  a visiting fellow in England at Cambridge University's Clare Hall, Institute of Criminology; and a fellow in the Teaching Excellence Center at Rutgers;. Professor Singer was on the brief for the (successful) petitioner in Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466 (2000). He is a life member of the American Law Institute.


Professor Singer  has written over 40 law review articles and  book chapters, in addition to the following books:

Criminal Procedure II: From Bail to Jail --- Examples and Explanations (Aspen)( 3d ed. 2012)

Criminal Law: Examples & Explanations (with LaFond) (Aspen) ( 6th ed. 2013).

Crimes and Punishment (Casebook with Gardner) (Matthew Bender) ( 4th ed. 2004)

Just Deserts: Sentencing Based on Equality and Desert (1979).