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Mark Osler


Mark Osler is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas. He is the author of Jesus on Death Row, Prosecuting Jesus, Contemporary Criminal Law, and the novel Water Behind Us. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and in law journals at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Georgetown, Ohio State, UNC, William and Mary, and Rutgers. At the University of St. Thomas, he has received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and, in 2016 and 2019, was awarded Professor of the Year from the graduating class. Professor Osler has testified as an expert before the United States Sentencing Commission and the United States House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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