Administrative Assistant: Laurie Schnitzer
410.837.4689, Angelos Law 1112
J.D., Columbia University Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles
Innocence and Wrongful Convictions
Rhetoric and Argument
Starger served as acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University School of Law before joining the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty. Starger graduated in 2002 from Columbia University Law School, where he was a recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy Prize (for Clinical Excellence), and a graduation speaker for his J.D. class. Following graduation, Starger clerked for Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger in the Southern District of New York. From 2003 to 2007, Starger worked as a staff attorney at the Innocence Project at Cardozo Law School. At the Innocence Project, Starger was lead counsel on four DNA exonerations including one from Oklahoma's death row. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the graduation award for the best undergraduate history honors thesis.
Starger is the principal on the SCOTUS Mapping Project, a software-driven effort to map Supreme Court doctrine.
A Visual Guide to Maryland v. King , American Criminal Law Review (blog)
A Visual Guide to NFIB v. Sebelius , 2012 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 316.
Expanding Stare Decisis: The Role of Precedent in the Unfolding Dialectic of Brady v. Maryland , 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 75 (2012)
Exile on Main Street: Competing Traditions and Due Process Dissent, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 1253 (2012)
Meaning and Metaphor in Trawling for Herring , 111 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 109 (2011)
The DNA of an Argument: A Case Study in Legal Logos , 99 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1045 (2009).
Death and Harmless Error: A Rhetorical Response to Judging Innocence, 108 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 1 (2008).
Comments on Anne Arundel Surveillance (3/5/13 - Baltimore Sun)
Comments on Maryland v. King (2/24/13 - Baltimore Sun)
Comments on Baltimore City Speed Camera Controversy (12/25/12 - Baltimore Sun)