Todd A. Berger
Todd Berger is a Professor of Law and serving as Director of Advocacy Programs at the College of Law. Berger’s scholarship is concentrated in the areas of criminal law and procedure, as well as the intersection of trial advocacy and attorney ethics.
Under his direction, the College of Law’s Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society competition teams continues an impressive run of results on the regional and national scale. The program is in the top 15 Trial Advocacy program in the nation as ranked by US News & World Report and a top 15 program in the nation as ranked by the Trial Competition Performance Ranking. Professor Berger and students have grown the Advocacy program to create and host the Syracuse National Trial Competition, the National Trial League, the Transatlantic Negotiation Competition, and the National Disability Law Appellate Competition.
Professor Berger is also the Faculty Director of the College’s Philadelphia Externship program, where he has placed externs in the legal departments of top Philadelphia-area companies, legal service organizations, and government agencies as well as in the chambers of leading members of the judiciary. He also served as the director of the College’s Criminal Defense Clinic from 2012-2019.