Leonard N. Sosnov
Professor of Law

B.A., Temple University
J.D., Harvard University Law School

Phone: 302.477.2135

Leonard N. Sosnov is Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Sosnov received a B.A. from Temple University in 1967, and a J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1971.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Sosnov clerked for the Honorable Judge Joseph S. Lord, III, U.S.D.C, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1971-72. He was a Staff Attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, from 1972-90, and Chief of its Law Reform Unit.

Professor Sosnov joined the faculty at Widener in 1990. Professor Sosnov teaches and writes in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Professor Sosnov has had extensive litigation experience, including briefing and arguing two cases before the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented individuals on behalf of Centurion Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to freeing innocent individuals sentenced to life imprisonment or death.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Separation of Powers Shell Game: The Federal Witness Immunity Act, 73 Temp. L. Rev. 171 (2000).
  • No Mere Error of State Law: When State Appellate Courts Deny Criminal Defendants Due Process, 63 Tenn. L. Rev. 281 (1996).
  • & David Rudovsky, Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure: Law, Commentary and Forms (West's Pennsylvania Practice Series, West Group 2d ed. 2001 (pocket parts 2003)).