Harry M. Caldwell, J.D.
Director of Trial Advocacy and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Pepperdine University, 1976
- B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1972, cum laude
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H. Mitchell Caldwell teaches Criminal Law and
Criminal Procedure as well as trial advocacy courses and
serves as advisor of the law school's highly successful
interschool trial teams. Before joining the Pepperdine
faculty, he was a trial prosecutor in Santa Barbara and Riverside counties.
Professor Caldwell routinely represents condemned prisoners in the appeals
of their death sentences before both the California Supreme Court and U.S.
Supreme Court. He has written extensively in the area of criminal procedure,
trial advocacy, and the death penalty and is the co-author of Ladies and
Gentlemen of the Jury (1998), And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (2004) and The
Devil's Advocates (Fall 2006). This popular series of books celebrates significant
jury trials and the lawyers who tried the cases. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury
was selected by the Los Angeles Times as a best non-fiction selection. Caldwell
also co-authored The Art and Science of Trial Advocacy, and Case Files for Basic
Trial Advocacy, Criminal Pretrial Advocacy and Mock Trials, all for use at the law
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Forthcoming | Popular Press
Harry Mitchell Caldwell, Everybody Talks About Prosecutorial Conduct But Nobody Does Anything About It: A 25-Year Survey of Prosecutorial Misconduct and a Viable Solution, U. Ill. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016) SSRN
H. Mitchell Caldwell and Terry Adamson, CRIMINAL PRETRIAL ADVOCACY (Vandeplas Publishing 2013). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell and Terry Adamson, CRIMINAL MOCK TRIALS (Vandeplas Publishing 2012). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin & Carol A. Chase, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY (Lexis, 2d ed. 2011). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell, Carol A. Chase, Naomi Harlin Goodno & L. Timothy Perrin, CASE FILES FOR BASIC TRIAL ADVOCACY (LexisNexis 2009). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell & Michael S. Lief, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATES: GREATEST CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN CRIMINAL LAW (Scribner 2006). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell & Michael S. Lief, AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN: CLOSING ARGUMENTS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE LIVE, FROM PROTECTING FREE SPEECH TO WINNING WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE TO DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO DIE (Scribner 2004). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin & Carol A. Chase, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY (Anderson Publ. Co. 2003). WorldCat H. Mitchell Caldwell, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY (1998). H. Mitchell Caldwell, WEST'S CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL TRIALBOOK (West 1996). H. Mitchell Caldwell, CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL TRIALBOOK (1992). H. Mitchell Caldwell, CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL TRIALBOOK (1990).
H. Mitchell Caldwell, Reeling in Gang Prosecution: Seeking a Balance in Gang Prosecution, 18 U. PA. J. L. & SOC. CHANGE 341 (2015) H. Mitchell Caldwell and Adrienne M. Hewitt, Shades of Guilt: Combating the Continuing Influence upon Jury Selection of Racial Stereotyping in Post-Batson Trials, 38 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 67 (2014) SSRN H. Mitchell Caldwell, The Prosecutor Prince: Misconduct, Accountability and a Modest Proposal, 63 CATHOLIC U. L. REV. 1 (2013) SSRN H. Mitchell Caldwell, Coercive Plea Bargaining: The Unrecognized Scourge of the Justice System, 61 CATH. U. L. REV. 63 (2011) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, Timeless Advocacy Lessons from the Masters, 35 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 19 (2011) H. Mitchell Caldwell, Carol A. Chase & Christine Goodman, Unpredictable Doom and Lethal Injustice: An Argument for Greater Transparency in Death Penalty Decisions, 82 TEMP. L. REV. 997 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Jennifer Allison, Counting Victims and Multiplying Counts: Business Robbery, Faux Victims, and Draconian Punishment, 46 IDAHO L. REV. 647 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Thomas W. Brewer, Death Without Due Consideration?: Overcoming Barriers to Mitigation Evidence by "Warming" Capital Jurors to the Accused, 51 HOWARD L. J. 193 (2008) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Christopher L. Frost, Pricking Boils and Other Lessons Never Learned on Law & Order: Mitigating and Overcoming Negative Evidence at Trial, 30 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 27 (2007) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Carlo Spiga, Crippling the Defense of the Accused: The Constitutionality of the Criminal Defendant's Right to Testify, 6 WYO. L. REV. 87 (2006) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, Fixing the Constable's Blunder: Can One Trial Judge in One County in One State Nudge a Nation Beyond the Exclusionary Rule?, 2006 B.Y.U. L. REV. 1 (2006) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, You Have the Right to Remain Silent, AMERICAN HERITAGE, Aug/Sept 2006 H. Mitchell Caldwell & Daryl Fisher-Ogden, Stalking the Jets and the Sharks: Exploring the Constitutionality of the Gang Death Penalty Enhancer, 12 GEO. MASON L. REV. 601 (2004) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, The Prostitution of Lying in Wait, 57 U. MIAMI L. REV. 311 (2003) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin & Christopher L. Frost, The Art and Architecture of Closing Argument, 76 TUL. L. REV. 961 (2002) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Anthony X. McDermott, Did He or Didn't He? The Effect of Dickerson on the Post-Waiver Invocation Equation, 69 U. CIN. L. REV. 863 (2001) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin, Richard Gabriel & Sharon R. Gross, Primacy, Recency, Ethos, and Pathos: Integrating Principles of Communication into the Direct Examination, 76 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 423 (2001) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell & Anthony X. McDermott, A Life in the Balance: Is There a Right to Plead Guilty Even If It Is to Avoid the Death Penalty?, 104 DICK. L. REV. 409 (2000) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin, Carol A. Chase & Ronald W. Fagan, If It's Broken, Fix It: Moving Beyond the Exclusionary Rule: A New and Extensive Empirical Study of the Exclusionary Rule and a Call for Civil Administrative Remedy to Partially Replace the Rule, 83 IOWA L. REV. 669 (1999); 26 SEARCH & SEIZURE L. REP. 141 (1999) HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin & Carol A. Chase, An Invitation to Dialogue: Exploring the Pepperdine Proposal to Move Beyond the Exclusionary Rule, 26 PEPP. L. REV. 789 (1999) SSRN HeinOnlineH. Mitchell Caldwell, L. Timothy Perrin & Carol A. Chase, It Is Broken: Breaking the Inertia of the Exclusionary Rule, 26 PEPP. L. REV. 971 (1999) SSRN HeinOnline
H. Mitchell Caldwell, Feige, Indefensible, TRIAL, Feb. 2007 (book review). H. Mitchell Caldwell, Mello, The Wrong Man, TRIAL, Jul. 2001, at 87 (book review).
H. Mitchell Caldwell, Carol A. Chase & Christine Chambers Goodman, Structure and Administration of the Exercise of Discretion by California District Attorneys in Prosecuting Homicides as Death Cases, submitted to the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, http://www.ccfaj.org/rr-dp-expert.html.