Nora Demleitner serves as president of St John's College, Annapolis since January 1, 2022. Before her appointment, she was the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, Virginia, where she had served as dean of the law school. She is a nationally and internationally known criminal law scholar whose publications are largely in the areas of sentencing and criminal justice reform, often with a comparative angle. She is the lead author of Sentencing Law and Policy (5th ed., Aspen 2022) and an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. Her articles appeared in leading U.S. law reviews, including the Stanford Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and the Florida Law Review. She regularly publishes opinion pieces in outlets such as the Washington Post and The Hill.
Nora Demleitner is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the European Law Institute, and the International Academy of Comparative Law. She is also a member of the Council on Criminal Justice and an American Bar Fellow. She has received numerous fellowships, both in the United States and abroad, including from teh German Academic Exchange Service, the Max-Planck Society, and the Fulbright Commission.