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D. Michael Risinger Edit Profile

educator , Lawyer

D. Michael Risinger, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Pennsylvania 1973, New Jersey 1978, New York 1983. Grantee Dean’s Research Fellows, Seton Hall’s, 2002-2004. Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, past chair Association American Law School, chair-elect AALS Section, member New Jersey Supreme Court Committee.

Background

Risinger, D. Michael was born on March 31, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Homer D. and Madeline F. Risinger.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude in Political Science, Yale University, 1966; Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1969.

Career

Assistant counsel, Massachusetts Joint Legislation Committee on Drugs and Drug Abuse, 1969; teacher, New York City Public Schools, 1969-1971; law clerk to judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, 1972-1973; assistant professor of law, Seton Hall U., Newark, 1973-1976; associate professor, Seton Hall U., Newark, 1976-1979; professor, Seton Hall U., Newark, since 1979. Visiting senior fellow National U. Singapore, 1985-1986. Member of faculty National Judicial College, 1988.

Lecturer on evidence New Jersey Institute Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Judicial College, New Jersey Administrative Law Institute, New York Practising Law Institute, New York City. Trial advisory trainer National Legal Services Corporation. Member New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Evidence.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1973, New Jersey 1978, New York 1983.

Works

Membership

Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, past chair Association American Law School, chair-elect AALS Section, member New Jersey Supreme Court Committee.

Connections

Married Celia A. Defensor, October 17, 1977 (divorced January 1990). Children: Ariel Michelle, Michael R. Defensor, Jonathan Marshall. Married Barbara B. Comerford, January 1991.

1 child, Caroline Violet Comerford.

father:
Homer D.

mother:
Madeline F. Risinger

spouses:
Barbara B. Comerford

Celia A. Defensor

children:
Jonathan Marshall Risinger

Caroline Violet Comerford Risinger

Ariel Michelle Risinger

Michael R. Defensor Risinger