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Tony Bornstein

Adjunct Law Faculty


Tony Bornstein has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender for nearly thirty years, specializing in Federal Habeas Corpus litigation. He began his career in public defense with a six-year tenure with the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland. At that office, he held the position of Attorney Trainer. For three years, he was a visiting professor at his law school alma mater, American University’s Washington College of Law. There, he directed the school’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic and taught a seminar on capital punishment and the judicial process. He has served as the Education Committee Chair for the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is presently on the Advisory Board of The Champion, the principal publication of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

Previous Courses:

Litigation Federal Habeas Corpus - Spring 2022

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Federal Habeas Corpus: Law and Practice - Spring 2025