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Russell Christopher, JD

Russell Christopher, JD
Professor of Law
College of Law
918-631-2440 College of Law


JD – University of Michigan School of Law AB – Hamilton College


Professor Christopher's research is in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure. His recent work includes articles on rape, statutory rape, rape by fraud, blackmail, victim's rights, the theory of punishment, attempts, and criminal defenses. His work has appeared in a wide variety of journals including Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and Philosophy & Public Affairs. He has also published two books in Oxford University Press.

Christopher joined the TU College of Law faculty in 2002 after serving as a visiting assistant professor of law at Florida State University School of Law, as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, a research scholar in the faculty of law at Columbia University School of Law, and a judicial clerk in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.


Courses Taught

  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Seminar

Awards & Honors

  • Departmental Honors in Philosophy
  • Robert Leet Patterson Prize in Philosopy
  • Outstanding Scholarship Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award