Charles Ogletree

Charles J. Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko professor of law at Harvard University and the director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. After earning an M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, Ogletree began his career as a staff attorney in the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. He later entered into private practice in the law firm of Jessamy, Fort & Ogletree.

According to his bio, he was named of the 100 Most Influential Blacks In America by Savoy Magazine and one of the “legal legends among America’s top black lawyers” by Black Enterprise Magazine.

He is the author of All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education and Beyond The Rodney King Story: An Investigation Of Police Conduct In Minority Communities.

Professor of Law at Harvard University Law School

Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Juvenile Justice, DNA Fingerprinting, Race and Criminal Justice, South Africa, International Law, Legal Ethics, Public Defence, Criminal Justice Systems

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Info:

Phone:  (617) 495-5097


Or you can contact his assistant, Darrick Northington: (617) 496-2054

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