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Charles Howard Whitebread, American law educator. Bar: District of Columbia 1969, Court Military Review 1973, Virginia 1975.


Whitebread, Charles Howard was born on April 2, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Joseph Byron and Helen Marie (Farhood) Whitebread.


He attended Princeton University (1965), where he was an honors graduate, and Yale Law School (1968), where he was an editor for the Yale Law Journal.


He was an authority on criminal law and criminal procedure, writing and lecturing on those and other subjects throughout the United States. After briefly working at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, he became a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught for 13 years, and then moved to the University of Southern California Law School. Whitebread was also a lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedure for BarBri.

He was very popular with BarBri students, who have started Facebook groups in appreciation of his unique and humorous lectures. It is believed that Whitebread taught more law students than any other professor in the country due to his long service and the nationwide publication of his criminal law and procedure lectures. It is also thought that Whitebread instructed more police officers than any other instructor in modern history through his long years as an instructor at the FBI school at Quantico.

Whitebread gave the keynote speech at the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida on March 6, 2008.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1969, Court Military Review 1973, Virginia 1975.



Consultant National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1968—1969, National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1971—1972. Faculty Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. Lecturer BAR/BRI, 1980—2008.

Charles E. Decker lecturer. Member of American Law Institute, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.


Joseph Byron Whitebread

Helen Marie (Farhood) Whitebread