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Leonard Sosnov

Emeritus Professor of Law

B.A., Temple University

J.D., Harvard University Law School 


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 302.477.2135


Leonard N. Sosnov is Emeritus 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.