Dean Strang

  • Lecturer

Dean Strang, shareholder in StrangBradley LLC, is a Wisconsin-based trial attorney and 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He teaches the January Term course Persuasion at UVA Law, along with Professors Molly Bishop Shadel and Robert Sayler. In the media, Strang was featured in the popular Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," which has resulted in extensive press coverage and a speaking tour focused on improving the criminal justice system.

His past work includes five years as Wisconsin’s first federal defender; shareholder in two of the state’s leading criminal defense firms; co-founder of a criminal defense firm; a short stint as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin; and a litigation associate in a large civil law firm.

He has also taught courses for the University of Wisconsin Law School, the University of Wisconsin Department of Continuing Studies and Marquette University Law School. Strang has published articles and essays in academic journals and is the author of the book “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror.” He is working on a second book, about a 1918 federal trial targeting the Industrial Workers of the World.

Making a Case for Justice (UVA Lawyer)

Law Stars (Virginia magazine)


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • A.B.
    Dartmouth College

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